new athens strip mines

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Bad_fisherman21, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    Headed to the youth lake at the strip pits heard it is stocked full of catfish neone else fished this btw im not an adult going im 14
     
  2. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I fished there back in the mid 90s when they opened it up . Called river king or something like that . Didnt do any good on cats but caught alot of crappies . Good luck to you and let us know how it turns out
     

  3. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I also fished it several times back when it first opened. I caught some nice bluegill, crappie and bass. Not much luck on the cats. One tip - the most remote, tiny pits can produce the nicest fish. I suggest bringing a backpack, hiking boots, and look at the map for the most out of the way spots.
     
  4. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    well no big cats but had fun neway