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Huge Day on Athens and a New PB #13176114 06/04/19 09:03 PM
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Put the tube on Athens today. Hit my regular spots and a few new ones. Took a lot of fish like this one.

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At one of the new spots I found a pod of much better fish.

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And then I got a monster! This is the best gill I have taken. It was 12 and a half inches long and weighed at least a pound and a quarter. Pretty sure it would break the lake record but I turned it loose to keep the genes in the lake.

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After I ran out of crawlers I tied on Bobby Garland and looked for some crappie but I got interrupted by these things

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All fish were released to fight another day. Life is good here in East Tx. Cheers Y'All!





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Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: Flags] #13176166 06/04/19 09:40 PM
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Flags...You really put the hurt on those bad boys...that third gil is a giant. I like to throw back the big ones as well. In fact, have gotten into the habit of just keeping the hook swallowers that would die anyway...

Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: Flags] #13176573 06/05/19 04:44 AM
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Great post and some super Athens Slabs. Congratulations on the Giant PB! As always great job Flags. thumb



Side Note: If you ever catch a super Bluegill or any other sunfish that has a length of 10" or better, you can apply for a Catch&Release record. cheers Again super fish. coolio


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Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: Flags] #13176633 06/05/19 11:10 AM
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Great day and great Bluegill Flags.

Banker, thanks for the info on the Catch&Release record.

Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: banker-always fishing] #13177273 06/05/19 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishig
Side Note: If you ever catch a super Bluegill or any other sunfish that has a length of 10" or better, you can apply for a Catch&Release record. cheers Again super fish. coolio


I think I could do that just about everyday on Athens. Sadly I only have about 5 more chances to fish Athens until I head to Amarillo. Somebody else will have to catch them in my stead.


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Great post as always Flags. Congratulations on your PB Bluegill. That fish is a "BIG SLAB"! woot

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Congratulations on your PB "Monster Gill"! Awesome post.

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Fantastic fish.

Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: Flags] #13179124 06/07/19 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Flags
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Side Note: If you ever catch a super Bluegill or any other sunfish that has a length of 10" or better, you can apply for a Catch&Release record. cheers Again super fish. coolio


I think I could do that just about everyday on Athens. Sadly I only have about 5 more chances to fish Athens until I head to Amarillo. Somebody else will have to catch them in my stead.


You will have to entertain us with walleye photos once you move. And there are big sunfish in lakes not too far north of Amarillo.

Good luck on your new assignment. Living in northwest Texas after east Texas may be a culture shock, but I am sure you will enjoy the experience.


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Re: Huge Day on Athens and a New PB [Re: Flags] #13179178 06/08/19 12:51 AM
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thumbAnother awesome job Flags. I sure am going to miss your great Athens reports. Good luck in Amarillo!

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Great post Flags! And coolphotos

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