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#11153155 - 10/08/15 08:40 PM Honey Hole Lake Athens!
Mark Jones Offline
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Registered: 10/18/11
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Sorry for the delay.


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#11153342 - 10/08/15 10:12 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 508
One of my favorite places to go. I've taken my dad, brother and uncle there and we've had the time of our lives.

Thanks for posting...

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#11154003 - 10/09/15 10:49 AM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 200
Loc: Irving
The guest wasn't having any luck with crankbaits, is that common on Athens? No crank bait bite?
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#11154151 - 10/09/15 11:52 AM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11936
Loc: Dallas, TX
Lipless and crankbait bite can be really good on Athens at times.
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#11154178 - 10/09/15 12:01 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1805
Jan-Feb have had success on cranks
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#11154397 - 10/09/15 01:35 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
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My Uncle and I caught quite a few on square bills last weekend. It would be a little frustrating at times with all the grass. I switched to a swim jig with a trailer and started nailing them on that also.

They really do like the wacky rig though. It's killer on a drop shot when they're in deeper water too.


Here's a nice one caught on a square bill...


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#11154569 - 10/09/15 02:43 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Stan Rogers Offline
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Registered: 06/29/04
Posts: 710
Loc: Fort Worth
Great lake nice video fish
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#11154753 - 10/09/15 04:04 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Crankbait is what the SAL was caught on in 2014.
Everything works at Lake Athens.
Just got to be the right bait in the right place at the right time.
I've caught fish on everything out there and then go out some days and don't catch anything with what I am throwing.
very frustrating when you throw into "schoolers" and they will not hit what you throw in there.
But Athens is a very fun lake to fish.
Easy to navigate, easy to pick spots & there are some hidden gems out there.
I have still yet to catch an over during a tournament.......but I will.
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#11154787 - 10/09/15 04:21 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 200
Loc: Irving
Excellent, I am finally going there on a "non-weekend" next Thursday and Friday to fish, if it is real good I will stay Saturday and Sunday too.
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#11154902 - 10/09/15 04:55 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
depends on what you call "real good".
But you better make some reservations to stay Saturday & Sunday.
With the Berkley you should have the lake all to yourself and the fishing is real good right now.
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#11154983 - 10/09/15 05:49 PM Re: Honey Hole Lake Athens! [Re: Mark Jones]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8577
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
That lake is getting pounded, was there for a few hours Monday morn and when I left at 11 am there were 19 trucks and trailers in the parking lot...
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