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#11157659 - 10/11/15 04:38 PM Athens Slab Slammer Time
FISH_JUNKY Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 24
Loc: Kaufman, TX
I finally got a day off this beautiful Sunday and headed east on Hwy 175 from Kaufman, TX and was solo this morning and was having to make a decision to what lake to fish. I have had great success with numbers and size in the past weeks with all the lakes with in its exits from Purtis Creek to Mill Creek, and CC. I just kept driving past all until I entered the boundaries of a spectacular piece of water. "ATHENS". I had no way points to any fishing structure or areas, so the search began. I cruised the mouths and entries to the few coves that Athens has and Jack Pot. The fish were suspended from 20' to 5' just off of a brush pile and the were hungry. Boated at least 2 limits of keepers (All catch and release) with a few magnums mixed in with a collarless 1/32" jig head and any color of Bobby Garland skirts. I caught them at all depths and wondered if the schooling bass and boy O' boy were they schooling had them rounded up. I had a pretty good day.

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#11157843 - 10/11/15 05:44 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1849
Loc: Beckville, TX
Wow, good job....especially on an unfamiliar lake. Sounds like a really good day.

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#11157902 - 10/11/15 06:00 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
cellis Offline
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Registered: 05/15/02
Posts: 7359
Loc: Arlington
Good job of finding them. thumb
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#11158234 - 10/11/15 08:20 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 178
Loc: Leander
Great luck on a new lake!

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#11158345 - 10/11/15 09:02 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: cellis]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: cellis
Good job of finding them. thumb






Plus #1. thumb
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#11158551 - 10/11/15 11:25 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1256
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Good job...it's takes a pro to boat a double limit solo!!! cheers
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#11159676 - 10/12/15 03:54 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 376
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Good report and good job on new water. That is always fun.
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#11160541 - 10/12/15 10:44 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 898
Loc: bedford tx./chandler,tx.
Thanks for the great report. Athens is on my bucketlist.
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#11161808 - 10/13/15 03:40 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 4919
Loc: A small blue spot on planet ea...
Great job! clap

I got a quick look at that lake when I meet a guy at the ramp that bought my old charger while I was visiting the Fishery.
Great looking lake - too many lakes so close roflmao
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#11161850 - 10/13/15 04:16 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
FISH_JUNKY Offline
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Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 24
Loc: Kaufman, TX
Everyone who has ever been there Knows its beauty lies both above and below the water. It's the only lake that I know of that still has its aquatic vegetation from all types of grasses and its generally clear water 95% of the time. Above the water are some well manicured homesteads (just Saying). I think of it as the laid back lazy mans lake that can be fished with all types of wind MPH.
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#11162864 - 10/13/15 11:28 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
crope1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5896
Loc: mansfield,tx
way to figure them out and whack'em!

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#11165465 - 10/14/15 09:19 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
Ole Yeller Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 122
Loc: Terrell,TX
Awesome, headed there saturday hopefully to do the same.

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#11165466 - 10/14/15 09:21 PM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
Ole Yeller Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 122
Loc: Terrell,TX
Any key areas, You don't mind sharing?

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#11166473 - 10/15/15 10:46 AM Re: Athens Slab Slammer Time [Re: FISH_JUNKY]
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 498
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Athens is known for one of the best bass lakes but crappie fishing on Athens is a hidden gem... Few years back, bass were prespawn and tough to catch so the pops and I decided to fish under the bridge for crappie. We caught over 30 crappie and one weighed 2 3/4 almost 3 pounds. There are some big ole crappie in that lake
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