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Athens Slabs #13921742 03/14/21 12:24 AM
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So I got out to Athens this morning. Not the best conditions due to wind but I haven't been on the lake so I didn't let that stop me. I couldn't really get to the places I wanted to go due to the direction the wind was blowing so I hit a couple of the close boathouses. I figured the crappie may be willing to play so I tied on a Bobby Garland Baby Shad in BlueGrass which is always productive on Athens. 2nd cast produced this:

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Nice plumb crappie of about 9 inches. I was catching them pretty regular from them on. No monsters but a few that went about 12 inches long as well as a few dinks. Right in the middle of the crappie bite I was interrupted by this feisty rascal:

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He was fun but not what I was after. Mama wanted a fish fry tonight so I kept some crappie and them took the Bobby Garland off and began fishing a piece of crawler on a jig hook. I knew it was a little early for the gills but I had to try considering this is Lake Athens. I only took one gill, but he was a good one:

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In a couple of weeks the gills should be really active. About 1045 I finally gave up fighting the wind in the float tube and went on it. All in all it was a good day and it felt really good to be feelin' the thump once more.

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Cheers Y'All. Life is good here in East TX!


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Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13921830 03/14/21 01:36 AM
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Awesome post Flags you caught some really nice ones. I'll bet those crappie hit the spot! food

Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13921919 03/14/21 02:41 AM
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Nice Catch, great day! Pray your trailer is ok after bad weather went through there this afternoon.


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Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13921934 03/14/21 03:00 AM
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Great chest of fish considering the gail force winds...

Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13921989 03/14/21 04:06 AM
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Nice variety.

Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13922076 03/14/21 09:47 AM
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Good times on Athens. Nice post and fish. Good job. thumb


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Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13922114 03/14/21 11:51 AM
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Nice fish. Good job Flags. woot


Side Note: Bet the wind was a challenge ! taz

Re: Athens Slabs [Re: Flags] #13922306 03/14/21 02:44 PM
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Nice fish.

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