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#11557776 - 04/21/16 06:52 PM IS ATHENS OPEN?
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 445
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Does anyone out there know if the boat launch is open at Lake Athens. I know they got a pretty good bit of rain, my wife and I are thinking of going tomorrow (4/22). Thanks for any info.
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#11557854 - 04/21/16 07:29 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
JMac-D Offline
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Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1800
Loc: Cleburne Tx
I'm wanting to go Tuesday, any info on the lake condition...

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#11557907 - 04/21/16 07:54 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14241
Loc: Hurst, TX
I fished it Tuesday. According to tpwd it was only .20 higher than before the rain. I caught all my fish on points. Nothing in pockets but did see a few ultra shallow behind the grass line. I've never been a sight fisherman so I left them alone. Also saw lots of fry and each had a fish guarding close by.

Chatterbaits, squarebills, yellow magics all produced till noon and the sky's cleared. It was shakyhead and trick worms after that. Had a very productive day with fish up to 4 lbs.

It's still less than a foot high

http://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/athens

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#11557915 - 04/21/16 07:56 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 11129
Loc: Bedford, TX
When do they close the ramp there? I think if I remember correctly it's around 2-2/12 feet high

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#11557985 - 04/21/16 08:22 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
Double A Offline
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 324
Loc: DFW
Thanks for the info K.D.

For someone who's looking to go to Athens their first time tomorrow, can you run the main lake or is it filled with stumps like so many of our other Texas lakes? Any guidance on where you can run and where you need to idle will be much appreciated.

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#11558040 - 04/21/16 08:37 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
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Loc: Bedford, TX
You can run all over the lake. No stumps except for the second main lake point. There are some shallow areas but that's it on the main lake.

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#11558041 - 04/21/16 08:37 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 445
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Double A,

If you see us there tomorrow (4/22) say hello. 16 ft, brown Fisher bass boat with a 40 hp Merc.
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#11558161 - 04/21/16 09:29 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
ctapp Offline
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Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 361
Loc: athens tx
Yes/// just give the 2nd main lake point some love an 1/4 way down on the same point facing the 1st point there's big timbere from the bank to about 100 yrds out it was marked can't remember if it's still marked
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#11558182 - 04/21/16 09:35 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: K.D.]
wlgorman Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 294
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Originally Posted By: K.D.
I fished it Tuesday. According to tpwd it was only .20 higher than before the rain. I caught all my fish on points. Nothing in pockets but did see a few ultra shallow behind the grass line. I've never been a sight fisherman so I left them alone. Also saw lots of fry and each had a fish guarding close by.

Chatterbaits, squarebills, yellow magics all produced till noon and the sky's cleared. It was shakyhead and trick worms after that. Had a very productive day with fish up to 4 lbs.

It's still less than a foot high

http://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/athens



Shakeyheads work in that thick stuff?

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#11558186 - 04/21/16 09:37 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
coachallentca Online   content
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4310
Loc: crowley
http://www.athenstxwater.org/

If it was closed then they would put it up on the website
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#11618137 - 05/22/16 12:25 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
Cobra190 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 156
Loc: Rusk, America
I would drive by lake Jacksonville everyday of the week to fish Athens. That lake has it all. Every cover known to man plus boatdocks and schoolers. It also has the fish.

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#11618215 - 05/22/16 01:14 PM Re: IS ATHENS OPEN? [Re: wagonwheel]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 604
It's open the wife and I are going to night! To catch some true finned freaks of nature!
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