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#12853646 - 08/04/18 06:05 PM Lake Athens ?
W.BROWNING Offline
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Registered: 06/18/18
Posts: 24
Anbody catching and how is water level ?

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#12853669 - 08/04/18 06:37 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2295
Loc: McKinney, TX
They mustíve shut off, spoke to a few and we were all struggling! Even the schoolers werenít biting.

Only consistency was across the boomin the main bay by the bridge. I missed a couple and caught one with a T-Rig and weightless Senko. You canít let them hold it too long, they will spit it out pretty quick!
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#12853707 - 08/04/18 07:47 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
2014NITROZ-7 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 713
Loc: Athens,Texas
Fished Monday & Tuesday and it was as tough as I have ever seen it.

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#12854278 - 08/05/18 11:24 AM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1183
Fished it Thursday & Friday
It was extremely tough fishing
None of the normal spots held any biting fish
Schooling fish non existent

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#12854319 - 08/05/18 12:26 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3583
Loc: texas
I'm thinking Fish2222 caught'em all. Only reasonable explanation.
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Duct tape won't fix stupid but it will muffle the sound, lol.
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#12854463 - 08/05/18 03:20 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1921
Loc: Texas
I caught 6 at the bridge yesterday early, on the water just after dawn, waiting within sight for someone at the boat ramp.

One was well over 3 lbs. though likely a little less than 4. All the others were in the 1.5 to 2 lbs. range excepting one that looked like a little schooler.

I did see a few boil-ups but they were small groups and didn't last long.

All were caught from my kayak using a drop shot: #1 Rebarb hook and about a 12" leader down to the shot itself.

Summer doldrums, I think, for many other techniques, anything moving too fast for lazy bass to want to chase.

In a couple of cases, two or so of the bass, the roboworm soaked for several minutes, no bites, and I sort ripped the rod tip up to move the worm and I suppose it triggered a bite. They might have been looking at it but it took that to make them bite it.

Big times now just around the corner on most lakes when bass will have the urge to fatten up for winter.

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Edited by Brad R (08/05/18 03:23 PM)

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#12854969 - 08/06/18 08:17 AM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
great catch Offline
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Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 42
Loc: Weatherford, TX
what is the best bait to use when they are schooling on Athens

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#12854985 - 08/06/18 08:32 AM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 02/28/15
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I'm thinking Fish2222 caught'em all. Only reasonable explanation.


Aggie....I wish.
It's been dead slow the minute the sun rises.
In the dark the bite has been okay I guess.
Haven't caught a fish over two pounds in a month.
Ugh!
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#12855332 - 08/06/18 01:40 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
LargeMouthTripp Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 23
Went out Saturday night and got skunked. Partner and myself each had a couple hits on frogs right at dusk, however none of the fish grabbed onto it enough to set the hook on any of them. Fished dock lights until about midnight, saw lots of gar and bluegill. Last light had about 6-7 bass on it. Tried to get them to bite using EVERYTHING, they wouldnt sniff nothin.

Got back on early Sunday morning. My buddy caught a 3.5-4# on the first cast on a black buzz bait on his first cast right before dawn. Not much of anything else for most of the morning. He got 1 more fish, probably 1.5-2lbs on a frog maybe around 830ish.

We then moved away from grass and lillypads, while moving to another spot we noticed small schools of largemouth surfacing.(forgot to say when we launched in the morning I broke the prop on my TM) Was hard to stay on them with a wobbly TM, but we did end up getting onto one group before it stopped and caught a 4#er. The groups of fish would come up for 10-25 seconds tops and then down and move on to another spot. Definitely cool to see and it was nice to get a couple fish after getting skunked the night before.

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#12855532 - 08/06/18 03:59 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1183
....That is NOT TYPICAL lake Athens fishing ....
it is fishing very tough out there right now.
I am going out every evening for 2-3 hours and hitting all the "spots".......
they just aren't biting
even the early morning bite is just spotty

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#12855798 - 08/06/18 08:15 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 23362
Loc: Hideaway, TX
Originally Posted By: Fish2222
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
I'm thinking Fish2222 caught'em all. Only reasonable explanation.


Aggie....I wish.
It's been dead slow the minute the sun rises.
In the dark the bite has been okay I guess.
Haven't caught a fish over two pounds in a month.
Ugh!


That is brutal man. Hope it gets better.
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#12855804 - 08/06/18 08:19 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3583
Loc: texas
Keep those reports coming boys, pretty soon the lake will be empty, lol.
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Duct tape won't fix stupid but it will muffle the sound, lol.
illegitimi non carborundum

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#12855826 - 08/06/18 08:33 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: great catch]
Fisherman13 Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 2023
Loc: Lake Lavon
Originally Posted By: great catch
what is the best bait to use when they are schooling on Athens


Believe it or not I have caught them with a weightless senko pretty good when they were schooling... I thought that was weird but it worked. Just cast it out and pop it like jerk bait and watch the line for movement between pops. That technique worked pretty good after I skipped it under docks as well.

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#12855889 - 08/06/18 09:13 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: Fisherman13]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2295
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Fisherman13
Originally Posted By: great catch
what is the best bait to use when they are schooling on Athens


Believe it or not I have caught them with a weightless senko pretty good when they were schooling... I thought that was weird but it worked. Just cast it out and pop it like jerk bait and watch the line for movement between pops. That technique worked pretty good after I skipped it under docks as well.


Nope, nope, nope, nope. Donít listen to this guy, I have no idea who he is. This technique never works! Nothing to see here. ďThese arenít the baits youíre looking for.Ē ďMove along, move along.Ē
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#12856601 - 08/07/18 02:24 PM Re: Lake Athens ? [Re: W.BROWNING]
Chris_K Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1383
Loc: TX
Went out today at 11:30 and the ramp was pretty much empty.. same story with my spots.. brush piles didnít work, did see some schools but they were tripping and didnít bite.. left at 1:30 empty handed.

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