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MK Ranch, Athens
I had to be in Tyler this morning for work, so I booked MK Ranch for the afternoon. I did get a chance to try Whataburger. I've been meaning to try it since I moved here and finally had the chance. Decent burger, but not life changing. If you have a good burger joint in Dallas, feel free to let me know of a good spot.
As for fishing, it was really good. I took my kayak with my Lowrance fish finder. I located fish in the middle of the lake around the standing timber and one laid over branch. I tried senkos and black lizards with no luck. I put a little Liquid Mayhem on them and still nothing. I finally went to a Strike King KVD chartreuse crankbait that dove around 5 feet. They hit it all day. All but two were above the cull mark. Late in the day, I moved to the side opposite of the lake from the house and cast toward the levee. I got crushed and I was sure I had just set the hook on my personal best. My Duckett 7'11" rod was bent over and the fight was on. I stood up in my kayak and finally got the fish to the kayak. To my surprise, two 3-4 lb fish hit my crankbait. One had the front treble hook and the other had the back. I wish I had a GoPro, because it was awesome. Combined, they were above my personal best or right on it, but I suppose that's not how the PB works. It was a blast.
I hit the road around 6, but would have stayed until dark if I wasn't heading out to 9G Sunday.
MK is a great lake and I'll be back. Thanks to the property owner for letting us fish it.
Posted By: William Butler