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Offline PhishingPhreek

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Bartlett - 04-07
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:27 PM »
Went on a solo mission yesterday to look for the elusive 2019 Bartlett Crappie  :violent-smiley-007:

Before I start this report I think it's important to know that you should NEVER rely on getting a Tonto Pass at the marina store, because if they're sold out you have to go to the kiosk and pay $18 for a day pass. Lesson learned......

Anyway, I launched at the Jojoba Ramp around 12:30 with the plan of speed fishing all my favorite spots. Because I've heard nothing good from everyone fishing up the river, I wanted to start up around the main channel. Figured water clarity would be better (It wasn't much better) and so it could be warmer.

I drifted minnows, drifted jigs, tossed minnows with a bobber, tossed MANY MANY colored jigs and was only able to catch one crappie on a road runner with a purple grub. I caught her in a small cove off the main channel south of Adler. Hammered that area and couldn't get another bite.  :dontknow:

The areas I hit up were Rattlesnake Cove, the unnamed coves off the main channel, Crappie Cove, the cove up by Ship Rock, and the south wall just past the No Wake markers.

I was dissapointed I was only able to catch one, but it was a pretty nice one and it seems like a lot of people aren't having luck here, so I can't be too upset. Hope we can figure this out soon!





Offline OneBlade

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Re: Bartlett - 04-07
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 01:37 PM »
That's a great picture that slab looks nice and healthy.

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Re: Bartlett - 04-07
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Phreek is it still pretty muddy all over the lake like last week?
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Re: Bartlett - 04-07
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 05:36 PM »
Yeah, it's still pretty dirty. Not nearly as bad as you made it seem, drama queen, but it was dirty.

Water temps were between 67-71 for me.

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Re: Bartlett - 04-07
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 06:12 AM »
last week it was flat muddy
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them." John Bernard Books