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#11795524 - 08/24/16 09:16 PM lake Athens Advice
cdstory Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 68
Need some pointers on athens, have never fished it, got a tourney in a couple weeks

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#11795649 - 08/24/16 10:48 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
backlashed Offline
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Registered: 03/05/13
Posts: 102
take braid, life vest, license etc... but have fun it's a great lake with a ton of options

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#11795667 - 08/24/16 11:11 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
backlashed Offline
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Registered: 03/05/13
Posts: 102
all joking a side I have had good luck on docks with heavy grass lines that stop mid dock. I assume they roam that deep grass line around the cover of the dock. weightless senko is a place to start. Good luck!

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#11795683 - 08/24/16 11:57 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1402
Loc: McKinney, TX
Drop Shot, C-Rig, Flukes, Swimbaits. Clear water, I keep hearing they like plastics and are averse to moving baits. It is a SLOT lake, so you'll want to focus your targets unless you're doing a paper tourney.
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#11795754 - 08/25/16 06:14 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
HOTBAMike Offline
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Registered: 02/17/16
Posts: 137
Loc: Killeen, TX
During our club tournament we stayed around the two main lake islands 90% of the time. Most succesful thing for me was a Pop-R inside the grass line while the topwater bite was on, a spinnerbait in white no larger than 1/2oz. outside the grass line from about 8-10am, after that I threw a Carolina rig with weedless wacky rig senko and drug it straight through the vegetation.
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#11796198 - 08/25/16 10:30 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: David Burton]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 472
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Drop Shot, C-Rig, Flukes, Swimbaits. Clear water, I keep hearing they like plastics and are averse to moving baits. It is a SLOT lake, so you'll want to focus your targets unless you're doing a paper tourney.

Good info. Drop shot and wacky rig on the grass line to catch some unders

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#11796235 - 08/25/16 10:58 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
flukeman83 Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 87
Nothing going on at Athens:
dam broke,,, all the water is gone
fish kill,,,, no more fishes
grass kill ,,,,, no more grass
wake boats and ski fleas rule the water ,,,,, oh I forgot the dam broke..... no water
no GOATS on goat island
get a map so you know where the boat lanes are.........

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#11796322 - 08/25/16 11:33 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Plano, Texas
^ i hope he's not serious because none of that is true. Water is there, no grass kill, plenty of fish, no boat lanes lake is clear, but there are no goats on goat island, or at least that I know of...
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#11796370 - 08/25/16 11:57 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 87
roflmao

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#11796520 - 08/25/16 01:15 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
knotgood Offline
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Registered: 02/10/14
Posts: 28
Call Jim Brack. Best guide on lake.

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#11797633 - 08/25/16 11:48 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
Athens Guide Svc Offline
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Registered: 12/16/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Lake Athens, Texas
Thanks knotgood,yep, give me a call. And I can confirm that there are no goats on Goat island. (I think)
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#11798098 - 08/26/16 09:58 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
SNAKEBIT Offline
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Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 3037
Loc: GARLAND/CANTON TX.
but there are deer!!!
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#11801583 - 08/28/16 05:45 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
cdstory Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 68
Bump

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#11802020 - 08/28/16 11:33 PM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1402
Loc: McKinney, TX
The Schoolers are scattering out and moving up with the rain and cooler temps. Finally found some small wolf packs in 12-15 foot, but nothing huge. Saw most people on points in main lake on outside edge of grass lines.
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#11802276 - 08/29/16 08:39 AM Re: lake Athens Advice [Re: cdstory]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 86
Loc: Plano, Texas
Was there Saturday, it was pretty much the typical summer day fishing we have had.we caught 3 schoolers and about 5 up shallow. The lake was hammered Saturday there were 3 tournaments and multiple out just too fish. We got there at 6:15 and were already having to park in the farthest back parking lot. By about 5 there were a decent amount of pleasure boaters and jet skiers. Too much for pressure.
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