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Slabbin' on Athens #13616992 07/02/20 11:03 PM
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Today was the last chance for me to hit Athens. Wife has some major projects she wants done before I head back to Amarillo of Sunday. So I broke out the tube, loaded up on worms and went to the lake for a few hours. Folks I am telling you that Athens is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have some time get up here and hit it. I only fished 2 spots today and was into fish from the get go. My actual intention was to do a complete catch and release day but this one came to hand bleeding from the gills.

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One fish won't make a meal so I decided to keep 8 fish in total. I got quite a few smaller fish today running about 6 inches or so but I hit a lot of really solid fish as well.

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As usual on Athens I got into some bass as well. I got 3 that were all like the one below and I also stuck a really good bass. I don't fish for bass and am not real good at estimating weight on them but I'm pretty sure the fish was at least 7 lbs. I had him on for quite awhile and finally lost him on the 3rd jump. I got a couple really good looks at him and he was a good solid fish. The problem with fishing worms on small jigheads is that the hook is also small and you just can't get a deep enough hookset on a fish like that so the toss the hook when they get to jumping. He was fun while it lasted.

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These are the ones I took home. The first fish that was bleeding was the smallest of the bunch.

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I pulled the 3 fish on the top to give an idea of what I have been getting into. The cutting board is 12 inches wide.

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Man I am going to miss this lake when I go back to Amarillo. Sure wish one of the schools down here had NJROTC. Hopefully I can get back for a weekend in July before school kicks back in Aug. Folks I won't be able to catch these things so I sure hope one of you can get into them. Athens is really hot right now.

Cheers Y'all.


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Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Flags] #13617258 07/03/20 01:52 AM
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Great report & fish Flags. From everything I read Athens & Conroe are the best Bluegill lakes in the state. I can see why you can't wait to get back...

Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Flags] #13617373 07/03/20 03:42 AM
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Solid post and sold fish. Good job Flags. thumb


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Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Flags] #13617548 07/03/20 12:27 PM
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Nice looking fish. Well done.

Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Flags] #13617612 07/03/20 01:17 PM
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Looks like a great day on Athens. Good job Flags. woot

Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Flags] #13617746 07/03/20 02:36 PM
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Always love your Athens post Flags. Good job Sir.



Side Note: I also have a name for you. "The Master of Athens"!

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Nicely done Flags! thumb

Re: Slabbin' on Athens [Re: Gitter Done] #13618216 07/03/20 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Always love your Athens post Flags. Good job Sir.



Side Note: I also have a name for you. "The Master of Athens"!




I can totally agree to that! cheers


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