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#11614736 - 05/20/16 11:50 AM Lake Athens
Lippe Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/20/16
Posts: 7
Loc: Fort Worth
Heading out to Lake Athens for an overnight trip to fish Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning...the kicker is that I have managed to talk the wife into tagging along so I don't want to make the trip from Fort Worth to Athens if it has not been producing and if this recent rain has messed with the water conditions much. Has anyone been out on the lake recently? If so, how has the fishing been and what's the water conditions like right now? Thanks in advance..

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#11614934 - 05/20/16 01:47 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 646
Loc: Mesquite, TX
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#11615066 - 05/20/16 02:31 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1832
Loc: McKinney, TX
They were still schooling in the middle and lower 1/3 of the lake on points and the surrounding creek channels. The schoolers were consistently sized 1.5-3 lbs. if you find a school and they aren't biting, move to the next.

Sorry, left off "Saturday".


Edited by David Burton (05/20/16 02:33 PM)
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#11615067 - 05/20/16 02:32 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
jdnail Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 3
I was there 1.5 weeks ago. Caught about 30, mostly on carolina rig, some very early, first light on topwater. C rig fish were 18-24 feet deep. green pumpkin baits. Also some on drop shot and shaky head. Cold front may mess with them tho

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#11615085 - 05/20/16 02:37 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
HOTBAMike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/17/16
Posts: 163
Loc: Killeen, TX
popcorn

Club tournament on these days as well so any advice is appreciated.
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#11615180 - 05/20/16 03:25 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8691
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
It's Athens, it's small and full of fish.

Fish points with top waters, swim baits and drag something
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#11616576 - 05/21/16 02:28 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
Brocephus Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Plano, Texas
Think I may head out to Athens tomorrow... First time. So creek channels & main lake points with top waters, swim baits, & c-rigs?

Any particular ramp?

Thx for the tips!
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#11617033 - 05/21/16 07:49 PM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Brocephus]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4441
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: Brocephus
Any particular ramp?

Thx for the tips!
Thats the easy question. Only one public ramp. By the bridge. :-)
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#11617497 - 05/22/16 12:00 AM Re: Lake Athens [Re: Lippe]
Brocephus Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Plano, Texas
Thx!
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