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#8742872 - 03/23/13 09:55 PM Fort Phantom 3/23
Jkf96a Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Abilene, TX
Caught 13 this evening from about 5 till dark. Caught maybe 10 short fish as well. Most were on brush in 8-10 ft, but some were on a 5 ft deep pile, and three keepers were up in 2 ft. Mostly small fish up shallow. They definitely wanted black and chartreuse, and nibbles. They were biting pretty soft, not whacking it good. I did catch this one that was 15 inches, the biggest crappie I've caught on Phantom. Lake record is 2.7 something pounds and 15 3/4 inches. This one was a little smaller than that, but still a whopper in my book.

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#8742880 - 03/23/13 09:57 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
AggieKenny Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: Roanoke,TEXAS
Well done!

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#8742968 - 03/23/13 10:21 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
M3talH3ad Offline
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Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 619
Loc: Abilene, tx
Good fish! we did pretty good on phantom today also. Lots of boats on phantom today. Probably the most I have seen.
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#8742983 - 03/23/13 10:26 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
young cat Offline
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Nice work man. Were is there brush in the water on that lake
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#8742992 - 03/23/13 10:28 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: young cat]
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#8743034 - 03/23/13 10:40 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: young cat]
Jkf96a Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: young cat
Nice work man. Were is there brush in the water on that lake


There are a few piles still. The main one was one I put in last winter.

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#8743039 - 03/23/13 10:41 PM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
fishonmyline Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Abilene, Tx
Great fish. This freeze we are about to get will set the shallow fishing back a few days. I took the second week of April off and dedicated it to crappie fishing Phantom. Black/chart is what I have had the best luck on also.

Young cat, there are brush piles all over the lake.

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#8743351 - 03/24/13 06:14 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
piscatur non solum piscator Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 3270
Loc: S of Dented N of Wacko
That's a great fish! Thanks for the post, reminds me that I've been looking too shallow for them and just need to back off and fish a few feet deeper.
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#8743378 - 03/24/13 06:38 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
Ketchn Offline
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nice ketch sir ......
gotta love a big barndoor dont ya know
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#8743704 - 03/24/13 08:51 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
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Nice Fish. Good job. cheers
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#8743769 - 03/24/13 09:06 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
joser Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 506
Loc: clyde texas
I fished yesterday also, just fished honey hole dock, many people which makes it crowded, but the fish just aren't shallow enough yet, my sister first time jiggen and myself her instructor caught 8 keepers in 12 fow, seen alot of fish caught and some big ones get away

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#8743820 - 03/24/13 09:23 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: joser]
M3talH3ad Offline
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Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 619
Loc: Abilene, tx
Originally Posted By: joser
I fished yesterday also, just fished honey hole dock, many people which makes it crowded, but the fish just aren't shallow enough yet, my sister first time jiggen and myself her instructor caught 8 keepers in 12 fow, seen alot of fish caught and some big ones get away


We caught almost all our fish in 2-4' of water. We didnt have a great day but we did put fish in the boat. That honey hole place is cool but it does get very crowded and makes it tough sometimes.
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#8748348 - 03/25/13 11:34 AM Re: Fort Phantom 3/23 [Re: Jkf96a]
hydrographicsgeorge Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 20
Nice Catch!

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