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2017-04-20
Crappie bite good on minnows... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Athens fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Athens water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Texas
Latitude:
32.2153620000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
45
County:
Henderson
Longitude:
-95.7525170000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 61
ATHENS Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.21' high. Black bass are fair on shad pattern shallow crankbaits along the shoreline as well as weightless Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 56
Water clear; 53-58 degrees; 0.12' high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 45
ATHENS Water clear; 43-47 degrees; 0.01' high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and Colorado blade spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.
Guest
2011-05-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 71
Largemouth bass where good Saturday morning 5-14 on Zoom Super Flukes...color "Baitfish"...caught 8 around boatdocks on a slow retrevie..caught one that spit out to real baitfish so I matched the hatch...fishing was good as long as it was cloudy and it didn't start out that way but the clouds rolled in around 8:30'ish and staied that way till approximately noon'ish...water is clear and approximately 71 or 72 degrees...
Lake Athens Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Athens Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Athens Crappie Rating:
2.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Athens Catfish Rating:
4
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Athens Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Athens White Bass Rating:
4.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Athens Striped Bass Rating:
0
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:40 CST

Sunset:

20:00 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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