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Offline Azstick_and_string

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Re: Hey New Guys
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2018, 04:54 PM »
Hello all,

I just wanted to take a second and say hello. My name is Dusty and I've been lurking on the site for a few months, but just finally joined. I'm originally from Michigan, but moved to AZ about 10 years ago. I primarily catfish, but have been trying to tackle some crappie. Its a bit different than catching them through the ice like i used to. I look forward to learning as much as possible and sharing my reports.

-Dusty

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« Reply #106 on: April 23, 2018, 05:37 PM »
Hey Dusty good to meet you.  There are a lot of folks from the midwest on here.  You'll find much of the crappie fishing techniques you used back home probably work here as well. 

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« Reply #107 on: July 05, 2018, 01:25 PM »
Hello everyone,
My wife and I have retired from the Army down in the Sierra Vista/FT Huachuca area and are trying hard to figure out how to catch Crappie in the AZ clear and deep waters.  My wife is originally from Missouri (that Show me thing got me, Lol) and we used to slay Crappie on Truman Lake.  We have a 21' pontoon boat and mainly camp and fish Roosevelt, but am willing to try other lakes.  We are talking about trying some night fishing this weekend so would appreciate any advise you experts could provide.

I have heard many great things about San Carlos Lk for Crappie.  I called Soda Canyon store yesterday and they said there was no water.  Anyone have any information?

Last but not least, thank you all for the information you provide on this site as it helps keep me motivated....... as at least someone catches a Crappie now and then.    :headbang:

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« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2018, 02:16 PM »
Welcome Tight Lines. 
Will be down in the Huachuca City area for granddaughters 7th birthday bash next week.
Have heard Patagonia has a decent crappie population.

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« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2018, 06:24 PM »
There are crappie in several of the southern lakes down near you guys (ck out the game and fish website) Patagonia and other lakes down there. Carlos is a mud hole but you might do well at night at Roosevelt, good place to start is the tires near the marina (just beware those monsoon storms can roll into Roosevelt very fast and make it an ugly lake.
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Re: Hey New Guys
« Reply #110 on: July 10, 2018, 04:00 PM »
Thank you guys for the welcome and input.  Didn't do any good on Rosey but the weather (wind) was not to cooperative.  Caught a half dozen and a Gil using minnows in  20' water around windy hill.  I am going to try to figure out Patagonia Lake as well.  Caught only two the last time my wife and I fished there.  This AZ Crappie fishing is tough....at least for me.  :(

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« Reply #111 on: November 03, 2018, 07:44 AM »
Grew up in Missouri and bass fished a lot as a kid. Learned form my dad, uncle and their friends who were frequent fishing trip partners. I'm retired military so have moved around a lot and fished in a number of states. Moved to AZ from Alaska back in '99. Bought a used Champion bass boat not long after we moved to Arizona and I did a bit of bass fishing over the years then sold the boat.  Recently my wife and I decided we need to get out and stay a bit more active so decided to get another boat. We bought a new tracker 175 and want to do more crappie fishing which can be a little more relaxing and less work than bass (not to mention great eating!).  Have enjoyed our fist few outings with the new boat and are learning some of the ins and outs of crappie fishing. We've boated a few. Hoping to keep learning and appreciate the info and knowledge shared here on the forum. Very interested in becoming a member and meeting some of you folks. Hoping to get to one of the next open meetings to say hello.
-Marc
 

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« Reply #112 on: November 03, 2018, 08:07 AM »
Hey Marc, good to meet you.  I think you're right, catching crappie sure does seem a bit more relaxing than catching bass and good eating too.  Hope to see you at one of our next open meetings.  If you are interested in one of the closed meetings that occur before the next open one, you can attend but only if a club member sponsors you, which I'd be willing to.  Message me if there's one you think you'd like to attend.  I won't make the Nov meeting unfortunately.

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« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Marc , if you want to attend the November meeting at Roosevelt I will be attending and would be happy to sponsor you . PM me if that is something you want to pursue .

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« Reply #114 on: November 24, 2018, 10:50 PM »
Hellooooo,

New guy here.  Moved to AZ 8 months ago from Oregon (46 years living there was about 45 years too many). Have not done a lot of crappie fishing, but I'm interested in doing more of it.  I picked up a 14' boat, motor, trailer and have a couple very light spinning rods I used for a few crappie fishing trips in Oregon.

Been frolicking around the forum a bit trying to pick up some tips from fishing reports. I went to Saguaro a couple weeks ago and plan to try Bartlett next week for my first time.

Looking forward to reading more from other members.

Thanks!

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« Reply #115 on: November 25, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2018, 03:10 PM »
Hey PDX2AZ, good to meet you.  I'm Matt (screenname OneBlade).  You'll find many of the crappie fishing techniques you used in Oregon still apply here.  Good luck at Bartlett, there are some nice crappie there, try Yellow Cliffs, Cat Bay, Alder cove, etc. anywhere you can find some trees/structure deep.  If interested, you could also check out Art's presentation at Bass Pro Shop: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,3859.0.html