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#10846612 - 05/15/15 12:05 PM *Update* Lake Athens
Athens Guide Svc Offline

Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Lake Athens, Texas
Per AMWA "Lake Athens is still closed with NO known date for re-opening". For information about the lake, contact Athens Municipal Water Authority.
Jim Brack
Athens Guide Svc.

#10846619 - 05/15/15 12:08 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 16895
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Proverbs 3:5&6
Talon Lures - high quality, hand tied baits and lures.

#10846635 - 05/15/15 12:16 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
Bugzout10 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 3379
Loc: Weatherford Tx
I would like to be their the day it opens the fish might forget what a lure looks like

#10846672 - 05/15/15 12:37 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Bugzout10]
happycampr Offline

Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 83
Originally Posted By: Bugzout10
I would like to be their the day it opens the fish might forget what a lure looks like

That's what we all thought around here about Lavon... sure hasn't panned out that way! Easier to catch a rock than a crappie out there now is what they been saying. Sure hope they get Athens back open in two weeks, had it penciled in on the calendar.

#10846676 - 05/15/15 12:39 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
TXBeerHunter Offline

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 359
Well its only 1.4 ft high, so figure they are going to get some more rain in the next few days, but hopefully it comes down a foot or so in the next week or two.
"If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em."
- Darrell Royal

#10846716 - 05/15/15 12:55 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5807
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Great time of the year for the post spawners to take a break

#10847117 - 05/15/15 03:45 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
SS7 Offline

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Athens, Tx
Saw a guy pull in with his boat about 11:00 am, I hope he did not drive to far, but most locals know the lake is closed.

#10847240 - 05/15/15 04:32 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
Nutman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
don't have a clue as to why it is still closed.
was there yesterday & today and the water has dropped and there should be no floaters with the wind blowing in the same direction for 3 days.
I guess they just don't want boat wakes pushing water up into people's back doors.
I sure know some good rocks and "decorations" that could be holding fish.
Guess I'll be fishing Palestine in the morning

Edited by Nutman (05/15/15 04:33 PM)

#10847288 - 05/15/15 04:58 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1562
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I'm used to the SE Texas reservoirs that have huge fluctuations. We don't blink an eye at 1.4' high! We've fished back in the forest at times when the lakes were really up. Was it really necessary to close the lake to all traffic at that level?

#10847310 - 05/15/15 05:15 PM Re: *Update* Lake Athens [Re: Athens Guide Svc]
emorydog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/03
Posts: 2442
Loc: dallas,tx
It is likely to preserve docks and walkways of which many under water. Boat wakes roll under them and knock boards loose and end up as floaters on the lake. Might be another week if the rain keeps up.


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