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#10968109 - 07/10/15 09:48 AM Athens
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Loc: The Colony, Texas
Who's headed to Athens tomorrow? Was thinking of going but hearing there may be a lot of boats there this weekend.
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#10968129 - 07/10/15 09:55 AM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
There are always "a lot" of boats on Athens. It is a very good little lake. Lots of good slot fish to catch and some real big ones (I hear) to be had.
Spent 2 hours there this morning and caught 5 real good fish. Biggest was 4.7lbs.
with the Athens Ironman Open coming up,,,,,, night tournament 8pm--7am info will be tough to get.
I will do guided trips for the next week only,,,,, for a small fee.
Day or night,,,PM me.
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#10968434 - 07/10/15 12:04 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Drummond1 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
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Loc: Irving
I will be there, from first light until it gets to 102 degrees anyway
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#10968438 - 07/10/15 12:07 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48500
Loc: Point Reyes
Fished Athens on Tuesday and I can attest folks there are not afraid to roll up and "share" water with you. Found some fish off a point and got to catching one now and again. Looked up and had 4 boats coming up on it. Found another point and same deal. Then I noticed it seemed most points had a couple of boats on it. Fork gets a rep for that but I can say I have yet to have that happen to me on Fork,
That being said everyone was friendly, I don't own the lake and it was a great way to spend an afternoon on the water.
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#10968671 - 07/10/15 02:03 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
"Tuesday ? Tuesday ?"
That usually does not start happening until Wednesday. But remember, those boats were probably pre-fishing for the Tuesday night Big Bass tourny.
Mark; did you stick around and fish in that?
Talk about drawing a crowd,,,,,
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#10968737 - 07/10/15 02:24 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 553
Loc: Rowlett, TX
We got off the lake right before that tourney started. I was really surprised at the turnout for a Tuesday night. Fortunately, we didn't experience anybody crowding us & the fishing was decent...buzzbait bite was good first thing in the morning, then caught 'em on a little bit of everything 'til about 9a (football jig, senko, C rig). Absolutely ZILCH from 9a - 2p, then picked up a few more before calling it a day around 4p.
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#10971279 - 07/11/15 11:03 PM Re: Athens [Re: Nutman]
meP2too Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2795
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
Originally Posted By: Nutman
There are always "a lot" of boats on Athens. It is a very good little lake. Lots of good slot fish to catch and some real big ones (I hear) to be had.
Spent 2 hours there this morning and caught 5 real good fish. Biggest was 4.7lbs.
with the Athens Ironman Open coming up,,,,,, night tournament 8pm--7am info will be tough to get.
I will do guided trips for the next week only,,,,, for a small fee.
Day or night,,,PM me.



When is the ironman tourney.

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#10971285 - 07/11/15 11:12 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Week from tonight
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#10971287 - 07/11/15 11:12 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
another big tourney the following Saturday w/ CCBC
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#10972416 - 07/12/15 06:11 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Athens was jammed packed this weekend. 100+ boats both Saturday & Sunday mornings. Got there at @ 5:15am today and the line was to the highway from the ramp. with 3 slots though it went fairly quick. I* still don't understand what is so hard about learning to turn your headlights off when at the ramp and parking at a good angle w/o taking up 2 spots.
Even though I got on the lake fast I decided to fish "new" water. Glad In did. Had a great weekend with my son, didn't miss fishing in the BC at Fork and spent Saturday night on the lake with my son & wife getting ready for the Ironman. Should be fun.
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#10972817 - 07/12/15 09:12 PM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
meP2too Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2795
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
A couple of questions, I found the the post that says it is a Poormans tourney, how many usually turnout.

Rules state that entry fee covers big bass payout and then I guess there is an optional 7 pound pot. So one fish over 7 gets both payouts?

After this past Friday night club tourney I would like to play, but at this time I have church conflict. A decent attendance might get me to find an alternate Elder.

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#10975522 - 07/14/15 04:38 AM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Finally,,,,,
4:30 Tuesday morning at Lake Athens and not one boat trailer or vehicle in the parking lot.
Looking forward to a relaxed morning on the lake.
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#10975586 - 07/14/15 06:59 AM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 275
Loc: waxahachie
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#10975703 - 07/14/15 08:08 AM Re: Athens [Re: Sparlin]
Wildwood Offline
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Registered: 09/17/13
Posts: 92
Takes 4:30am on a Tuesday to have it solo! Enjoy your morning sir!

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#10976588 - 07/14/15 02:17 PM Re: Athens [Re: meP2too]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1145
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: meP2too
I found the the post that says it is a Poormans tourney, how many usually turnout.


For the night T's, would have to go back and look but seems like 15-ish boats last year. This is a popular night lake so maybe a few more? EDIT - went back and looked @ last year - 20 teams on cypress springs, 9 teams on Texoma so about 15 average, but i would expect this one to be closer to Cypress Springs turnout than texoma

Originally Posted By: meP2too
Rules state that entry fee covers big bass payout and then I guess there is an optional 7 pound pot. So one fish over 7 gets both payouts?


7lb pot is a progressive throughout the season - if there is a balance from prior Ts then you can't get in the 7lb pot on your first T with the club for this calendar year. If the balance is $0 to start that particular T then anyone can join in. In this case, i believe there is a roll-over of about $400 in the pot, so you can only buy in to the pot if you have already fished at least one T with the club prior to the start of this event.



Edited by Ted Martin (07/14/15 02:24 PM)
Edit Reason: updated expected turnout

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