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#10771337 - 04/15/15 10:36 PM Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend?
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#10771504 - 04/16/15 04:24 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
OneStrike Offline
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Loc: Palestine, Tx
they are on beds
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#10771581 - 04/16/15 06:42 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
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I have never been there before either but will go Saturday or Sunday depending on the weather. It has to be better than Lewisville.
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#10771602 - 04/16/15 07:00 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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Loc: Athens, TX
There is a tournament there Saturday put on by the Athens Bass Club.
In-part to help benefit local HS fishing and in-part to sponsor "kids fishing".
Should be a good tournament; $50 individual + $10 BB.
Only a few late bloomers left on the beds,,,,lake is in post pawn conditions.
Expect the parking lots to be crowded & every fishing spot with boats on them
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#10772035 - 04/16/15 10:03 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
LittleGazoo Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 893
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
Where can you run and not run on the lake.

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#10772056 - 04/16/15 10:09 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
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Registered: 05/06/10
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Lake is clear to run just watch out on a couple of points with stumps.They do not run out into lake very far.

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#10772336 - 04/16/15 11:44 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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Loc: Athens, TX
Just stay wide of the major points and you can go full speed anywhere.
it only takes 3 minutes to run from one end to the other
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#10772355 - 04/16/15 11:54 AM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
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It's gonna be packed.
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#10772747 - 04/16/15 02:20 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
Nutman Offline
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Loc: Athens, TX
There is a charity tournament on Fork, one on Palestine plus other tournaments in addition to the Athens one,,,,, so maybe it won't be too bad but just enough to make the Kids's tournament a success.
remember to bring donations for the HS fishing teams.
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#10773425 - 04/16/15 06:41 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Judging by the parking lot on Wed. They are going to be packed in there like chord wood

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#10773428 - 04/16/15 06:42 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
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With all this rain it should be nice and clear too

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#10773518 - 04/16/15 07:26 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: Chris_K]
Fish Art Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 160
Loc: Dallas,Texas
dont go to athens there is no fish in that lake, water is murky and it is always rough. you would be lucky to get a couple of bites, besides that all the houses on that lake are really crummy shacks!!
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#10773690 - 04/16/15 08:28 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
chunkin Offline
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Registered: 03/15/06
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Loc: irving
I fished it today. Seen lots and lots of fish still on beds. I caught them t rig and weightless also a few n drop shot.
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#10773741 - 04/16/15 08:47 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Wednesday there were a lot of boats
Today not so much
Slot fish are biting good
Tournament fish are hard to find with the slots biting good
5am is sign up time for the Athens Open on Saturday
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#10773756 - 04/16/15 08:50 PM Re: Any tips for lake Athens? Gonna be out there this weekend? [Re: arlnitro14]
arlnitro14 Offline
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Thanks everyone
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