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#10915941 - 06/13/15 11:45 PM Lake Athens
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1219
Loc: Denton
My fishing partner has been experiencing a serious bout of cabin fever with all of the recent flooding and lake closures.

He's prefers to target bass - which is cool with me.

Spent the day on Lake Athens today. I noticed lots of lilypads, emergent and submergent grass, a single bridge by the boat ramp and several docks dotted around the lake.

My question, does Lake Athens have a good population of crappie and do you have a preferred plan or pattern (in general) that is consistently successful for you as a crappie angler on this beautiful by tiny lake - compared to most in the metroplex?

Jeff

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#10921463 - 06/16/15 07:02 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1219
Loc: Denton
230 views and no comments about crappie fishing on Lake Athens. Wow! I thought at least a couple of you might have some info or insight on Lake Athens as a crappie fishery.

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#10921473 - 06/16/15 07:07 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Ole Yeller Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 122
Loc: Terrell,TX
I'd like to know myself, Ive done well bass fishing there. I know good well they're in there, Just haven't tried. Good luck.

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#10921523 - 06/16/15 07:30 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
srbert Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/05/15
Posts: 68
Loc: East Texas
I'm sure the crappie are in Lake Athens. May be a sleeper for sure! Get out there and give us a report please!

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#10921577 - 06/16/15 07:54 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2484
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
My buddy lives across the street from the ramp and he said he can't catch them very often. Picky little fish. He said it was a BASS HOLE!

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#10921582 - 06/16/15 07:56 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2306
Loc: Belton, TX
I fished it 2 weeks ago for 6 hours and had 4 small keepers if that helps.
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#10921586 - 06/16/15 07:57 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
cryan05 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 50
They are hard to find at times, but when you do find them you'll limit. Look for brush 16 ft+ deep, baby crappie slab bandits were the ticket a few weeks ago.

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#10923546 - 06/17/15 03:13 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Sandwich Maker Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1810
Loc: Wichita Falls, TX
I have a good friend who crappie fishes Athens from time to time. I've never been close to there, but he tells me the lake is really clear. He eases around and finds brushpiles in fairly deep water, marks them, then backs off and casts jigs over the top of the piles. I've seen some pictures of some nice stringers that he's taken from there.
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#10926770 - 06/18/15 06:41 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1219
Loc: Denton
I think we're headed back to Lake Athens this weekend. I will keep all of the comments in mind.

Noticed what appeared to be some isolated 3' to 4' foot stumps in 10-12 ft of water last weekend and the FF marked fish suspended off of and around those stumps. Now I need to find out if it's crappie, white bass or largemouth.

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#10927226 - 06/18/15 10:26 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
chickenman Online   shocked
Son of Darrel

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 33438
Loc: Denton County
White crappie record is only 2.01. Surely someone has caught some larger fish. Hope you do well. Report back on the trip if you can, Jeff.
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#10930116 - 06/20/15 01:18 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Waco Kid Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 1297
Loc: waco
This is what I target at Athans

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#10930139 - 06/20/15 01:32 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Waco Kid]
crappiegetter Offline
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Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 845
Loc: Waco TX
Originally Posted By: waco kid
This is what I target at Athans

banana I'd Chase them bad boy Gills too lets go !!!! fish Where is Athens ? lol
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#10930253 - 06/20/15 03:01 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Waco Kid Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 1297
Loc: waco
Ok .. When??? We split the gas. I'm ready
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If 3/4 of the earth is covered in water and 1/4 is dry land than doesn't it stand to reason that God intended for man to spend 3/4 more time fishing than working?
Guide service fishing Lakes Waco, Limestone, Aquilla, & Tradinghouse.
contact 254-315-3999 crappieman1969@yahoo.com

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#10930276 - 06/20/15 03:18 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Waco Kid]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 569
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: waco kid
Ok .. When??? We split the gas. I'm ready


Heck, for those kinda gills, I will pay ALL the gas and pick you up tomorrow!!! roflmao
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#10930287 - 06/20/15 03:26 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
Eric Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/29/01
Posts: 3333
Loc: Cedar creek
I live near it but have never been on it. Anyone needed a back seat filled all expenses on me. I live on Callender lake but have not been on it either. Soon I'll have a running boat but still need help in learning how to target fish on Athens and calendar.

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