We started the day a Purtis Creek and after 4 hours with no bites, we headed to Athens. They had a 100+ boat tournament earlier in the day, so we knew it would be ...more hard to fish. I lost one at the boat that was at least 4pounds. :( 8hours of fishing and only caught 1fish and a sunburn.
Athens is one of my favorite lakes because it's small and easy to navigate. It's been over-fished a little here lately because a Share Lunker was caught ...more earlier in the year and it's gotten a lot of media attention- but still a great lake. If, you plan a trip out, hit the little cove right by the launch. I've had some good luck flipping by the lillypads. Another good spot is right in front of the dam. Fish the south side of the dam in front of the boat docks where the water hits 18-20ft deep.
I have to thank my daddy for my love of fishing. I miss him dearly, but every time I'm on the water, I know he's with me in spirit. I'm thankful ...more to have a husband who loves to fish as much as I do. He's taught me a lot and is patient with me.....especially when I rub it in that I catch bigger fish! :) Lakes, rivers, deep sea fishing..I love it all!