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Athens Report #13196409 06/26/19 02:58 AM
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Fished Athens from the kayak on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, hunting sunnies for a few fish fries. Brought home 15 good sized ones and probably tossed about 20 back, along with a few bass, crappie and one catfish. All fish caught on small jigs, in green, gold or pink. Nearly all the biggest ones came from one dock. Pic is from Monday's catch. [Linked Image]

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Nice post and fish. Good job JCG57! thumb



Side Note: Love those Athens Post! cheers




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Great big cooler full of fish...beautiful pic & fish. Thanks for sharing

Re: Athens Report [Re: JCG57] #13196618 06/26/19 01:29 PM
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Nice fish. woot



Side Note: How deep were you catching them noidea

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Nice fish. woot



Side Note: How deep were you catching them noidea


From 10 feet to 5 feet. Sorry about the upside-down pic; no idea why that happened or how to fix it.

Re: Athens Report [Re: JCG57] #13197579 06/27/19 11:28 AM
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Thanks JCG57! That is about the depth I have been catching em! Again those are some nice gills! Good job.

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Sweet...One of my favorite lakes for bull gills!


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Re: Athens Report [Re: JCG57] #13198769 06/28/19 02:36 PM
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Nice fish! Athens holds some good fish.

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Fishing Athens without me should be criminal! Nice gills. I should be fishing Athens in the tube in a week or so.


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Re: Athens Report [Re: JCG57] #13200175 06/30/19 12:25 PM
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I am on a fishing hot streak. Hit the Galveston surf early Saturday morning with my son and found gentle waves and relatively clear water - rare for Galveston. We also found 20 speckled trout using spoons and Rattletraps. Freezer now stocked with sunnies and specs - good eating ahead!

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Well done!

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Excellent post! Can't wait to get back to Athens. Nothing better than big bluegills on a fly rod from a kayak.


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Gonna be tasty..... Nice catches....


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@ JCG57, my brother and I were at Lake Athens this past weekend (6/29) and we caught SEVERAL NICE gills. A lot of them still had eggs and they were not as healthy as I thought they would have been. Just wondering if you noticed the same thing?

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Originally Posted by smove
@ JCG57, my brother and I were at Lake Athens this past weekend (6/29) and we caught SEVERAL NICE gills. A lot of them still had eggs and they were not as healthy as I thought they would have been. Just wondering if you noticed the same thing?


Not sure what you mean by "not as healthy as I thought". All the fish I caught appeared to be healthy, except for one redear sunfish that had a sore on its side. If you are referring to their weight, they looked fine to me (and the first batch tasted delicious!).

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