I'm too old to be a guide. I was going to stay away from this post because I don't fish for blue gills, heck I've never seen one in Athens. Caught a lot of crappie and sand bass while fishing for LMB,,,but since you called me out. I will be more than happy to share any information I have on Lake Athens with anyone that wants it.
I spend 3-4 evenings or mornings on the lake a week and if I am not at Fork for some dumba$$ tournament or down at falcon trying to catch a BIG ONE then I'll be on Athens.
I love the Lake Athens bass 2-4 pounders with regularity and an occasional 5-7lber will jump in there. Still want to catch of those DDs in LA and I'm sure I will.
send me a PM,,,,I'll tell you what/where I did the best on the last time I went out.
There is always enough fish in LA for everyone tocatch and enjoy. Just share the space and be nice.
My son and I did so well we had to go home and get his momma to come out and catch some with us. That is always fun.
Haven't fished there this week at all,,,,been traveling selling NUTS.....peanuts.
I always like to get info on other lakes, so reciprocation is appreciated.