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#11719005 - 07/12/16 02:29 PM Tyler State Park
USMC_Guy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 2171
Loc: Overton, TX
Didn't make it to Lake Athens but made a quick stop at Tyler State Park. It is a nice little park and lake. Very clean and park personnel were friendly and helpful. I actually got my oldest daughter to go with me.
Now for the report. We fished off the 3 piers there using a cork, dropshot and bottom methods with nightcrawlers. Ended up catching about 30 to 40 sunnies, mostly bluegill.

Baby girl with one of her catches.

Me with almost 11" sunny
Mike C.

#11719160 - 07/12/16 03:46 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Good times with family! Simply PRICELESS! cheers

Side Note: That sunnie is a MULE! Nice fish Mike! thumb

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#11719351 - 07/12/16 06:05 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Love seeing you guys get your kiddos out! Terrific 'gill, too! Haven't tried that spot yet, but may just have to on one of our trips to Tyler for lunch at Villa Montez... wink

#11722524 - 07/14/16 12:50 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11125
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish for both you and your daughter! That second fish is a HOG for sure.

#11724997 - 07/15/16 04:59 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
catcrew68 Offline

Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 35
Mike, you are a blessed man!

#11725440 - 07/15/16 09:48 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3216
Loc: Brenham, TX
Beautiful place. It didn't take you long to find trophy fish thumb

#11725480 - 07/15/16 09:59 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Registered: 06/18/12
Posts: 491
Loc: McKinney, Tx
My Dad went out there for a little fun in May of last year and caught a small stocker Rainbow Trout. We suppose it was the one that got away during the annual trout stocking. Quite a surprise!
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#11726526 - 07/16/16 06:23 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 2171
Loc: Overton, TX
Thanks for the comments. That's pretty neat to catch trout that late in the season. I saw a couple big bass in there so I bet they love trout season.
Mike C.

#11730756 - 07/19/16 02:02 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9474
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Very nice Mike. Look forward to fishing with you again soon. cheers

And congrats on the move!
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart

#11730977 - 07/19/16 03:27 PM Re: Tyler State Park [Re: USMC_Guy]
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Nice fish. That one Bluegill is a MONSTER!


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