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#11074295 - 08/31/15 08:36 AM Lake Athens?
pineywoods Offline
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Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 221
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch, tx
Are there enough white bass remaining in this lake to make fishing for them worthwhile? According to the most recent TPWD management report there has been poor reproduction in the last 4-5 years. Just let me know if you have personal experience. Thanks
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#11075977 - 08/31/15 11:16 PM Re: Lake Athens? [Re: pineywoods]
natebzy Offline
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Registered: 12/05/13
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Loc: ennis, tx
Never caught a white at Athens..ive only been fishing it for 4 yrs
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#11076490 - 09/01/15 10:18 AM Re: Lake Athens? [Re: pineywoods]
pineywoods Offline
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Loc: Holly Lake Ranch, tx
Thanks. It really isn't a lake where whites should do well. Not enough creek inflow for reproduction. Story is that it was stocked many years ago from the livewell of a fisherman that brought them down to the boat ramp there (illegal now). There has been a population ever since. Just thought I would see how it was going. Thanks again.


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#11077239 - 09/01/15 04:49 PM Re: Lake Athens? [Re: pineywoods]
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But u can catch the large mouth schooling there ..a lake I visited recently where whites were blowing everywhere was Bob Sandlin..they were schooling all over the lake.
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#11078520 - 09/02/15 10:30 AM Re: Lake Athens? [Re: pineywoods]
rdmac Offline
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Registered: 05/06/15
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Loc: Palmer TX
Haven't caught the whites in the numbers that you do at other lakes like Richland or Cedar Creek but have caught several out there. The ones that we have caught are some of the largest we have ever caught also. Several in the 18" to 20" range and healthy. They will be running the shad with the schools of black bass.
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#11078928 - 09/02/15 01:14 PM Re: Lake Athens? [Re: rdmac]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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Loc: Athens, TX
I catch sand bass schooling in Athens all the time while fishing for BMB.
The sand bass are always on top of the sandies.
down at the dam you can catch real big ones

Originally Posted By: rdmac
Haven't caught the whites in the numbers that you do at other lakes like Richland or Cedar Creek but have caught several out there. The ones that we have caught are some of the largest we have ever caught also. Several in the 18" to 20" range and healthy. They will be running the shad with the schools of black bass.


this +1
and I fish Athens every week.
again, not the numbers that you get on Hubbard, Cedar Creek or RC but there are here
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