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#10998731 - 07/24/15 03:19 PM Lake Athens
GOODSON Offline
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Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Lake Fork
Going to hit Athens tomorrow morning for the first time. Any general information would be appreciated! I'll post a report when I get back in.

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#10998772 - 07/24/15 03:43 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
David Welcher Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 2001
Loc: Weatherford
Fished 7-12-15 and caught 17 in a tourney there. Find you some drop offs with grass nearby. I used the new Fat Baby Rattlesnake in Watermelon/Chartruse. Also used a plum colored drop shot wrom. My favorite lake.

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#10998827 - 07/24/15 04:14 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Bass98 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 1357
Loc: Forney, TX
They have been schooling pretty well for us lately. 25-35 fish mornings. Been using a spook puppy and weighted Slug-O's. If that's not working it's basically what David said. For us we have had to run a few spots before we find them though. Keep a close eye on your fish finder around points. Been using a motor oil worm t-rigged. But we have mostly just chased the schoolers.

I have heard there is a good shallow bite for flipping from mid morning and throughout the afternoon but I haven't had a bite doing this.
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#10998873 - 07/24/15 04:43 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
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Registered: 09/05/14
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Loc: Irving
I'm going to head that way too tomorrow, you will find "the best little secret in Texas" isn't a secret anymore. Lots of boats out there.
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#10998896 - 07/24/15 04:54 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Mayo Offline
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Got this one last Sunday morning on a sexy dawg...




Edited by Mayo (07/24/15 04:55 PM)

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#10999149 - 07/24/15 07:23 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
GOODSON Offline
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Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Lake Fork
That's a good one. Thanks for the info. Drummond if you see me out there say hello. I'll be in a black/silver/red skeeter and be fishing by myself.

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#10999195 - 07/24/15 08:09 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Drummond1]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: Drummond1
I'm going to head that way too tomorrow, you will find "the best little secret in Texas" isn't a secret anymore. Lots of boats out there.


You got that right. 50+ boats each Saturday morning on NON-tourney days. Plus tomorrow there's a tourney that should have ~30 boats to add to the madness. On a boats to ramp ratio, it's the most crowded fishing lake in texas.
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#10999206 - 07/24/15 08:15 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
There are no more fish in Lake Athens
Dam broke ..... fish kill ...... fished out ....... someone kept all the slot fish
sharks ...... water is real muddy ........ all the grass died ........ underwater volcano ......... what else can I say !!!!!!
They are checking for Athens residence only this weekend,,,,,,,, that ought to do it
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#10999286 - 07/24/15 09:10 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Really, it's not fishing as well as it was in June. It slows once we hit high 90's until fall. Then it picks back up.
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#10999292 - 07/24/15 09:13 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Tyler.Woods Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
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Loc: Mansfield, TX / Nacogdoches, T...
What tournament is there tomorrow??
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#10999323 - 07/24/15 09:39 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
sorry, my mistake, I thought Cowboy Church was there tomorrow. It's not. That was last month.


Edited by Frank the Tank (07/25/15 12:50 AM)
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#10999420 - 07/24/15 10:19 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Frank the Tank]
Tyler.Woods Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
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Loc: Mansfield, TX / Nacogdoches, T...
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
sorry, my mistake, I thought Cowboy Church was there tomorrow. It's not. That was last month, sorry, my mistake.

I can't tell if that's sarcasm or not... Lol
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#10999611 - 07/25/15 12:51 AM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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It's not, they fished it in June. I am not ware of any tournaments, but the fishing sucks, I would go elsewhere.
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#10999797 - 07/25/15 08:10 AM Re: Lake Athens [Re: GOODSON]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
On a real note.....Athens paper says the folks that opened the Marina Bait & Grill will be closing it. Can't make enough money....... no wonder closing at 5:30pm when the sign says 7pm. Not being there for tournament weekends earlier to get in on the traffic. Athens Municipal Water District says these guys run over 100 Marinas and they can't make this one work.
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#10999806 - 07/25/15 08:20 AM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Nutman]
BThomas Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/09
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Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: Nutman
There are no more fish in Lake Athens
Dam broke ..... fish kill ...... fished out ....... someone kept all the slot fish
sharks ...... water is real muddy ........ all the grass died ........ underwater volcano ......... what else can I say !!!!!!
They are checking for Athens residence only this weekend,,,,,,,, that ought to do it


You forgot earthquakes, and tsunami's

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