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#11540832 - 04/13/16 07:16 PM Athens report
BCasper Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 1258
Loc: Midlothian TX
Got on the water at about 7:30. Tackle used was 1/64 unpainted jigs with crickets and one pole with a slip bobber and plain hook.

At first the bite was really light they wanted it dragged on the bottom and they were barely tapping it. It was almost as soon as you felt any weight you had to set the hook. When they hit the slip bobber rig most of the time you couldn't tell, they just held it in their mouths.

Once the sun started poking through the cloud cover the bite exploded. I had to put the slip bobber away as I could barely manage the 2 jigging poles. They went from hardly touching it to trying to pull the poles in...

I had 12 in the cooler before the bite heated up. After it got hot I lost count. Called it a day when I ran out of room in the cooler at about 4:00 bannana2


A few of the nice ones.





And the big one of the day.

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#11541063 - 04/13/16 08:37 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2605
Loc: Brenham, TX
Wow, awesome fish and an awesome day of fishing thumb

We went up to the fly festival several weeks ago at the hatchery. I was told there were some big bluegill in Athens. I have no doubts about that now. Another Lake to add to my bucket list.

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#11541306 - 04/13/16 09:55 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
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Nice fish BCasper! cheers Some GREAT eating right there. food Good job. thumb
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#11541699 - 04/14/16 07:33 AM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Ooooohhhh yeah, those are gonna be tasty.... thumb food
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#11542639 - 04/14/16 01:37 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
BCasper Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 1258
Loc: Midlothian TX
Thanks gentlemen! cheers

47 total.



The big girl.

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#11542964 - 04/14/16 04:15 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
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Nice mess of fish. Simply Awesome! thumb



Side Note: As AJ "Action Jackson" will say. "Modelos are ready"! coolio
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#11543047 - 04/14/16 05:11 PM Re: Athens report [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Are they up shallow yet??
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#11543075 - 04/14/16 05:31 PM Re: Athens report [Re: banker-always fishing]
BCasper Offline
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice mess of fish. Simply Awesome! thumb



Side Note: As AJ "Action Jackson" will say. "Modelos are ready"! coolio


Thanks again! cheers

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#11543089 - 04/14/16 05:40 PM Re: Athens report [Re: REDGUN]
BCasper Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
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Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Are they up shallow yet??


I found them from 5-15' range with most of them coming from about 8'. I was no more than 30 yards from shore at all of my spots. (All 4 of them)

Almost forgot, water temps were 65-67°.

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#11543979 - 04/15/16 06:38 AM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9182
Loc: San Antonio TX
Those are some nice fish. Awesome post! woot



Side Note: Fish Fry coming soon!

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#11544045 - 04/15/16 07:28 AM Re: Athens report [Re: Laker One]
BCasper Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 1258
Loc: Midlothian TX
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Those are some nice fish. Awesome post! woot



Side Note: Fish Fry coming soon!


Thanks much! cheers

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#11544233 - 04/15/16 09:27 AM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
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Registered: 01/18/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Nice work BCasper cheers

I'll be there in the morning around 7. Gonna take me a few small red wigglers and see how they produce! Might take a few crickets too!

Yo Banker, Fish fry coming soon...Modelo's on deck!!!!!!! martini martini
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#11546248 - 04/16/16 10:05 AM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Man! Nice haul.

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#11546500 - 04/16/16 01:21 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
LDGary Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 34
Loc: Gladewater
banana
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#11546624 - 04/16/16 02:44 PM Re: Athens report [Re: BCasper]
larry mays Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Nice fish for sure. I gave them ago this morning at Winnsboro Lake with jigs but there was to much wind. Next time will try live bait.

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