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#12372460 - 08/04/17 12:46 PM Hit Athens Today
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 160
Put the tube on Athens for a couple hrs today. It was a really good day on the water. Fish were biting like starving zombies.



Nothing to difficult as far as tactics. A piece of crawler about an inch long on an unpainted 1/8th oz jig head. Toss it out, let it sink slowly and hang on. I didn't bother keeping a count but I'm guessing I took somewhere around 35 good sunfish before I called it a day. Also took a couple small bass about 10 inches long. All fish were released to fight another day.



I ran out of crawlers and used some pieces of GULP crawlers and also some GULP grubs. They worked too.



I've had a couple people PM me about my tube setup. Here is it. Nothing fancy but a really fun way to fish.



I apologize for the pics being on end. For some reason my photo editor doesn't want to work and I can't rotate them.
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#12372465 - 08/04/17 12:51 PM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41848
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Excellent post and fish fish Flags. Good job! cheers



Side Note: Love your set up! thumb
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#12372503 - 08/04/17 01:29 PM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Diana,TX





Nice catch!
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#12373541 - 08/05/17 08:51 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
RWCAT Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 175
Loc: Georgetown
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#12373546 - 08/05/17 08:55 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10776
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish.

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#12373552 - 08/05/17 09:06 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 462
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Those are brutes!
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#12374111 - 08/05/17 08:21 PM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
trapperben Offline
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Registered: 01/10/03
Posts: 889
Loc: Bryan or Panhandle
Nice fish! How long have you had the togiak? I need a new one and it is one I am considering.

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#12374263 - 08/05/17 10:17 PM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4658
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Nice Job Flags! thumb

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#12374265 - 08/05/17 10:18 PM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: red snappa]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4658
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: red snappa





Nice catch!
Thanks red snappa thumb

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#12374360 - 08/06/17 12:10 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1398
Loc: southwest more west than south...
thumbnice gills

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#12374534 - 08/06/17 09:41 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: trapperben]
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 160
Originally Posted By: trapperben
Nice fish! How long have you had the togiak? I need a new one and it is one I am considering.


I inherited this one in 2013. It was my father's and I took it after he lost his fight with lung cancer. Prior to that I had one of the old donut style tubes. I took a huge amount of fish in the older model but the Togiak has a lot more pockets for storing gear. It is a good set up and I enjoy using it.

I want to give a thank you to the gentleman for flipping my pics for me. Gonna need to find out whst the glitch is in my photo editor.
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#12374613 - 08/06/17 10:50 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
trapperben Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/10/03
Posts: 889
Loc: Bryan or Panhandle
Noticed your signature;I retired as a Chief Corpsman in 1992. Thanks for the reply. I wondered about its durability but sounds like yours has been a good one.

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#12375623 - 08/07/17 06:38 AM Re: Hit Athens Today [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice post and fish. Love your floating rig! woot

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