- Lake Kirby -

Lake Kirby is on the south side of Abilene, just east of US 83. This lake has 740 acres of surface area with a maximum depth of 16 feet.
Impounded: 1928

Water Conditions Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,786 ft. msl Call (915) 692-0921 for current water level Fluctuation: Variable
Normal Clarity: Red colored with visibility less than 12 inches

Reservoir Controlling Authority City of Abilene PO Box 60 Abilene, Texas 79604 (325) 676-6038 Aquatic Vegetation Bulrushes

Predominant fish species include Largemouth bass, Channel & Blue Catfish, Saugeye, White Crappie, Bluegill & Green Sunfish and Common Carp.

Lake maps can be picked up at the Abilene fisheries office, (325) 692-0921.

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Willow trees and dead, flooded brush dominate. Ample rocky structure exists on the east bank and the dam. Some bulrushes provide cover on west side.

Blue catfish appear to be concentrated off shore, while channel catfish fishing has been very good close to shore near flooded vegetation. For crappie, there are plenty of willow trees where anglers can dabble minnows, crappie jigs, or plastic worms.

A city park on the east shore has two boat ramps and a fishing pier. Camping is not allowed.