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#11919387 - 11/06/16 07:14 AM Who's been fishing Athens?
Chris_K Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1270
Loc: TX
Haven't been able to find em the past two weekends. No schoolers and can't find any action in the creeks.. Where are they at??? I know some one is still catching 200 a day. eek

#11919673 - 11/06/16 10:57 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
2014NITROZ-7 Offline

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 464
Loc: Texas
The lake is fishing really tough for me also.I haven't found many since back in the summer.

#11919808 - 11/06/16 12:47 PM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
Kiss88 Offline

Registered: 03/08/16
Posts: 60
I have been out a few times the last few weeks. Fish are shallow and in the thick stuff.

#11919907 - 11/06/16 02:01 PM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
Bugzout10 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 4326
Loc: Above ground
Fished it Friday found the same results caught 10 no real pattern. What happen to the pads in impala this year?

Edited by Bugzout10 (11/06/16 02:02 PM)

#11920050 - 11/06/16 03:21 PM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
Couples Team Offline

Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 286
Loc: Lindale
Fished Texas Bass Couples early bird a couple of weeks ago! Yellow magic early, swimbaits around the grass! If the wind is blowing, they were killing a buzzbait! But they are in the thick grass!

#11920443 - 11/06/16 07:59 PM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 522
Loc: Plano, Texas
Flip on the grass edge near thick stuff and frogs were working decent in the same areas.

#11920650 - 11/07/16 12:21 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
PowPowOl'Son Offline

Registered: 05/03/16
Posts: 287

#11920669 - 11/07/16 04:25 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
2014NITROZ-7 Offline

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 464
Loc: Texas
Is Nutman on double secret probation again? I haven't seen any post from him in awhile.

#11920698 - 11/07/16 05:20 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1752
Loc: Texas
Bill Wilcox/Honey Hole published a fall 2016 trip to the lake yesterday, went to his normal favorite areas and seemed to catch a good quantity of bass, only a few were of any decent size. It seems like, Monte Coon, his Moritz Chevrolet guest, caught the largest bass that day, maybe 4 pounds, right at the end of the program.

I couldn't tell from the video what day the fishing occurred, only that it was just after a front had moved through, bluebird skies . . . and it was a cool morning.

As usual, Bill discussed baits used, locations. I believe he also mentioned that while LMBs school up on Athens a lot, they likely wouldn't be doing it much that day based on the weather conditions but thought they might see some "feeding up" at times or words to that effect.

Something else I heard on the video I tucked away in one of my memory cells for a future need? That bass prefer the grass to the docks, if they have a choice . . . because the bait fish prefer the grass.

Monte gave the pro tip and he showed his bait (he downsized because of the tough bite), how he rigged it, gave a plug to TFF's Carlos as his supplier of the pegs and tungstens he prefers.

Good video:

Honey Hole on Lake Athens 2016


#11920717 - 11/07/16 05:55 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
McKinneyMike Offline

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Is Honey Hole shown on any local DFW TV stations anymore? Damned shame that we are left with just one show, DFW Outdoorsman or what ever they are called.

Edited by McKinneyMike (11/07/16 05:56 AM)

#11920750 - 11/07/16 06:39 AM Re: Who's been fishing Athens? [Re: Chris_K]
CartersFishingAdventures Offline

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 168
I was there Saturday and caught a lot on frog in back of creeks mid lake. then tried crappie fishing and found some out deep in 30 foot on brush piles. wacky worm is still a killer but keep a frog in your hand and just have confidence and throw it.
John W Carter
enigma fishing pro staff
Woo Tungsten pro staff


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