Lake Fort Phantom Hill

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Location: Jones County near Abilene

Fishing cover/structure: When the lake is full, the west bank has acres of black willow trees and may have aquatic vegetation if it stays full. When low, habitat is limited to rocky banks on the east and north shores and boat docks. Several submerged humps and ledges can also be productive

4,246 acres
  Water clarity: 6 to 36 inches and red to green colored
  Comments:Lake Fort Phantom Hill is a good all-around fishing lake. Good to excellent catches of sport fish are consistently made by knowledgeable anglers. Better areas for hybrid striped bass and white bass are the spillway, sailboat slough, Johnson Park and the west bank humps. The best catches of blue catfish are made in these same areas in the spring. Since the lake has a power generating station, winter fishing in the hot-water discharge can be excellent for all species. Public shorefishing access is fair to good for a reservoir of this size and many fish are caught from the bank. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1976.
Distance from Abilene:
15 miles
Game Fish Present:
Blue catfish, Bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, hybrid striped bass, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, walleye, white bass, white crappie
Lake Records: (as of March 1, 1996)
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish 32.75 40.00 Nathan Loven 5/15/95
Channel catfish 5.82 24.25 Gary Sutton 03/24/93
Flathead catfish 52.0 45.00 Paul Gomez 05/09/94
Freshwater Drum 12.09 25.75 Travis McCollough 12/13/92
Hybrid striped bass 13.60 28.5 Paul Gomez 03/31/94
Largemouth bass 10.31 25.00 Jean Princler 05/19/95
Red Bellied Pacu 1.13 11.50 Roy Weaver 08/16/94
Walleye 8.19 25.50 Emmet Musser 03/10/94
White bass
White crappie 2.15 14.90 Linda Peables 04/16/92

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