Lake Baird

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Location: Callahan County east of Abilene and Clyde

Fishing cover/structure: Primary cover is aquatic vegetation (milfoil, coontail and bulrush), but some buttonbush and black willow is also available.

144 acres
  Water clarity: 1 to 4 feet and green colored
  Comments: There is no improved boat ramp, but a launching area is available. An access fee is required at Lake Baird. For current fees and conditions, call Baird City Hall (915) 854-1212 Lake Baird has excellent catfish and sunfish fisheries. The most abundant catfish is channel catfish followed by flathead catfish and blue catfish. Good numbers of quality sized bluegill and redear sunfish can be caught, especially in late May through mid June. Sunfish spawn at this time and are located in shallow water. The largemouth bass population consists mostly of small bass and a few legal sized fish. Topwater baits fished around or over vegetation is a good bass fishing technique at Lake Baird. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1983.
Distance from Abilene:
25 miles
Game Fish Present:
Bluegill, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, white crappie
    2002 Drought condition update:
Lake Records: (as of March 1, 1996)
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish        
Hybrid striped bass        
Largemouth bass        
White crappie 2.44 15.00 Mike Teague 01/29/92

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