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Athens Lake

Henderson County, TX
Henderson County, TX
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Approximately 5 miles east of Athens, south of FM 317 in Henderson County
1,799 acres
LAKE SIZE
50 feet
MAX DEPTH
440 feet
ELEVATION
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Sunfish
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Athens Lake.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Emergent vegetation is abundant in the upper end of the reservoir above the 2495 bridge. Some inundated timber is still standing at mid-lake. The dam offers riprap along the face and submerged structure is available surrounding Goat Island.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
This lake is known for largemouth bass in the 3- to 8-pound range but has produced a lake record of 14.19 pounds. Sunfishes provide excellent opportunities for fly fishing anglers and catches up to 10 inches in length are not unusual. Crappie are few in number but are usually of good size. White bass commonly reach 16-18 inches.
TIPS & TACTICS
Spring is the best time of year for largemouth bass. Fish follow typical east Texas patterns. Sunfish become more active as the water warms and can be found around stands of native vegetation. Fly fishing is particularly good from a float tube or floating platform. Crappie and white bass are most active from February through May.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.20 high. Largemouth bass are fair on shad colored crankbaits, bladed spinners, and Texas-rigged plastic worms working the drop-offs, brush piles, and flooded timber. Crappie are good with minnows in standing timber and boat docks. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms and crickets.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Emergent vegetation is abundant in the upper end of the reservoir above the 2495 bridge. Some inundated timber is still standing at mid-lake. The dam offers riprap along the face and submerged structure is available surrounding Goat Island.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Athens Municipal Water Authority
P. O. Box 229
Athens, Texas 75751
(903) 804-8501
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