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The Athens Thump #13382843 12/25/19 09:23 PM
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Aint happening yet. I put thr tube on the lake today. I wasn't expecting to tear the sunfish up but I wanted to see if any crappie had moved into the shallows. Hit several of my crappie haunts but didn't find any love at any of them. I wasn't too surprised since I have never caught one before Feb.

So I thought what the heck and hit some sunfish spots. I actually got a few redbreasts about 6 inches long but they were few and far between. What did surprise me was the number of bass I took. I brought 5 to the tube with 4 of them about 2 lbs and one between 3 and 4 lbs. I stuck one fish that felt a lot bigger but he tossed the hook after one head shake. Never saw the fish but it felt solid. I missed 3 or 4 strikes as well. I am not a serious bass fisherman so if I can catch 5 when I am not even looking for them I can't imagine how well someone that knows what they are doing would do. All fish were taken on Bobby Garland baby shad in bluegrass and were released to fight another day.

I apologize for not having pics. It wasnt until after I got the first fish that I found I left my l phone in the vehicle. I also found I need a new pair of waders. I was pretty damp when I got out of the tube.

Cheers Y'all and Merry Christmas from East TX.


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Re: The Athens Thump [Re: Flags] #13382904 12/25/19 11:55 PM
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Nice post Flags. I know the feeling very well about the "One Head Shake"! Seems that the bass that are five plus pounds know that dance very well! bannana2




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Re: The Athens Thump [Re: Flags] #13383144 12/26/19 12:54 PM
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Glad you were able to get onto some nice bass. Good job Flags. woot

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Nice post. This time of year I guess finding any species of fish is a good thing. Good job finding the bass!

Re: The Athens Thump [Re: Flags] #13383223 12/26/19 02:34 PM
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Great post! We got into a school of bass also Christmas Day. It was crazy!

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Excellent report. Thanks thumb

Re: The Athens Thump [Re: Flags] #13388248 12/31/19 02:48 PM
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Well done Flags! You made me cold just thinking about being in a tube in the water. thumb

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