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#11509512 - 03/29/16 06:12 PM Athens - 3/29
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
Water temp: 63-68 degrees
We boated 16, including several nice slots up to 4.75lbs.
Frog bite is getting there; just over half our fish came on hollow bodies or toads. The others were caught with weightless senkos, T-rigged & wacky. Missed & broke off a couple of overs at the boat...grrr.

Athens fished big today. We never fished within 200yds of another boat & there were plenty launched.
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#11509544 - 03/29/16 06:26 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
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Registered: 04/16/14
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Loc: Mesquite, TX
Good job! Glad they bit for you!
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#11509644 - 03/29/16 07:19 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
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Loc: Weatherford
There will be over 250 boats there this weekend, gonna be a mess

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#11509821 - 03/29/16 08:29 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: David Welcher]
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Originally Posted By: David Welcher
There will be over 250 boats there this weekend, gonna be a mess


What other tournaments are there besides Media?
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#11509850 - 03/29/16 08:39 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
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Registered: 05/09/14
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KATS is having their tournament there this Saturday. Expect 100-120 kayaks as well. The ramp is gonna be a zoo

-SSJr

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#11510441 - 03/30/16 07:15 AM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Glad I am going to Toledo Bend.
If fishing Athens you better find you a spot and sit on it.....because if you try to move around you are just gonna make someone mad. I see this as a powder keg.
If not in a tournament just go early,,,, real early,,,,, and go sit on a spot.
Because by 7:15am every good spot on Athens will have 10 boats and 10 Kayaks fishing on it.
Better yet,,,,,go to Toledo, Sam Rayburn or Palestine ...... less stressful.
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#11513953 - 03/31/16 12:37 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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Loc: Athens, TX
"RED"is the color for Athens.

by-the-way: for all those tournament fishermen,,,,,,
I will be at the ramp early Saturday morning selling my Tournament Tip Sheet and map of the BIG BASS holes. $10 and you can have the most up-to-date info on what the fish are doing on Lake Athens.

I have checked the Media Bass Tournament rules and this is very legal. Nothing is mentioned about gaining information for the purpose of finding/catching fish,,,,,before or during tournament hours.

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#11514003 - 03/31/16 01:03 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: Nutman]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Nutman
"RED"is the color for Athens.

by-the-way: for all those tournament fishermen,,,,,,
I will be at the ramp early Saturday morning selling my Tournament Tip Sheet and map of the BIG BASS holes. $10 and you can have the most up-to-date info on what the fish are doing on Lake Athens.

I have checked the Media Bass Tournament rules and this is very legal. Nothing is mentioned about gaining information for the purpose of finding/catching fish,,,,,before or during tournament hours.

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I'm not fishing a tournament so I won't be up early. I'll PayPal you 20 for a map that helps catch fish. Apparently I need all the help I can get. breakdance

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#11514016 - 03/31/16 01:06 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
Hittmanfish Offline
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Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Arlington
Are there good places to camp around Athens? I've never been to that lake.

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#11514063 - 03/31/16 01:30 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
GoBears870 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 62
Loc: Dallas, TX
For the regulars out there, how much do you think this week's front is going to push off the bedding fish Sat-Sun? It's not getting "cold" per se but wondered how sensitive these fish are to the front. This will be my first time on Athens.

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#11514071 - 03/31/16 01:33 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: Hittmanfish]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Hittmanfish
Are there good places to camp around Athens? I've never been to that lake.

I'm not sure if there is any camping.

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#11514085 - 03/31/16 01:43 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
1.) don't know that they are letting anyone "camp". I looked up the regs before and the only thing they say is that no temporary structure may be up longer than 30 days. So really I would think weekend camping would be OK,,,,,,,but there are no "facilities".

2.) Front ? / What Front ? ........ Athens fish don't know about fronts.

Finally; just watched the Honey Hole Athens Show that they filmed March 7th and just released. All Bill showed was the basic "community" spots. None of the major BIG fish spots were shown. Thanks Bill,,,, really mean it. The spots shown will certainly produce fish and fun fish to catch,,,,,,,but the tournament winners are elsewhere.

it will be an interesting weekend.
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#11514173 - 03/31/16 02:16 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: Nutman]
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
Originally Posted By: Nutman
None of the major BIG fish spots were shown. Thanks Bill,,,, really mean it. The spots shown will certainly produce fish and fun fish to catch,,,,,,,but the tournament winners are elsewhere.


What is your biggest bass on Athens?
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#11514283 - 03/31/16 03:15 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: GoBears870]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 813
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: GoBears870
For the regulars out there, how much do you think this week's front is going to push off the bedding fish Sat-Sun? It's not getting "cold" per se but wondered how sensitive these fish are to the front. This will be my first time on Athens.


IMO, once they're locked on, they ain't moving until their deal is done. We didn't do much sight fishing on Tues. because there was so much cloud cover it was hard to see. The few I could see we had to be right on top of. I pulled one off right under my feet. I thought for sure she'd spook. I literally had 2' of line out & dipped my senko on top of her, she bit, I yanked, & boat flipped her on the deck. I admit not very "sporting", but fun nonetheless.


Edited by M. Alexander aka deuce41 (03/31/16 03:17 PM)
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#11514298 - 03/31/16 03:21 PM Re: Athens - 3/29 [Re: M. Alexander]
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Registered: 03/22/04
Posts: 3785
Loc: little elm, tx
The weather won't bother these fish. I fished last Monday and air temp was 32degrees when we got on the water. by noon we were bed fishing. water temp won't drop enough to hurt the fish.
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