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Bartlett / Re: Bartlett lake ramps
« Last post by Fishless on February 17, 2018, 04:03 PM »
this is from TNF service cave creek ranger dist website, says SB cove ramp closed (which happens every year) as they use water from the verde side till about April. You might want to confirm that boat ramps are closed the main ramp normally still has water for quite a while after the SB ramp closes. That announcement was just yesterday


Yellow Cliffs Boat Dock/Boat Ramp-Closed

Date(s): Feb 16, 2018

Yellow Cliffs Boat Dock and boat ramp, at Bartlett Lake, is closed because the water level has dropped to an unsafe level.  The dock and ramp will reopen when the lake levels rise enough to safely reopen.
Bartlett / Re: Bartlett lake ramps
« Last post by o from wi on February 17, 2018, 07:49 AM »
THANKS! for the report... saved me a trip... I was just getting the boat out😡😡😡
Bartlett / Re: Bartlett lake ramps
« Last post by Fish Hawk on February 16, 2018, 07:23 AM »
Damn there goes the spawn at Bartlett
General Discussion / Re: Goals for 2018
« Last post by Piscolli on February 16, 2018, 07:20 AM »
Bartlett / Re: Bartlett lake ramps
« Last post by OneBlade on February 15, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Wow closing both ramps, that must be a lot of water theyíre going to take out. I donít know if itís just imaginary work for these guys but it seems like they find a reason to lower the lake every year around spawn. Maybe they missed last year, I forget.

But isnít that how it goes??!  Truck problems at the lake, get all the way back to mechanic and they say there is no problem.  Uhhhg.
Bartlett / Bartlett lake ramps
« Last post by gonfishin on February 15, 2018, 08:32 PM »
Got to the lake about 9am, just in time to meet the FS guy locking the ramp gates. Seem as though they have to lower the lake level to do a clean out at the dam. Both the Main and Yellow Cliffs ramps will be closed until July 4th. (I think the lake will still be open if you can find a place to launch) Since there was a trailer in the parking lot, he was going to leave the gate closed but unlocked and come back in the afternoon to lock it up. Since I was only going to be on the lake for a couple of hours he agreed to let me launch. THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS. After going through the gate and making the boat ready on the ramp the damn truck wouldn't start. Got some help from a camper in SB cove to tow the rig back up to the parking lot but before we started the tow, he suggested I try to start it again. BINGO it started and I headed home and to the shop where no problem was found. BTW the lake was calm as glass and the rain had stopped and I'm sure the crappies were dying to eat the three dozen minnows I had brought along.
General Discussion / Re: Goals for 2018
« Last post by FishMan on February 15, 2018, 07:47 PM »
Jigg more.
General Discussion / Re: Goals for 2018
« Last post by Fishless on February 15, 2018, 04:22 PM »
Keep breathing and able to fish for another year :dontknow:
I know ranger station was closed. Try to get the year pass. Went back another day and he said they were just closed for a day.
General Discussion / Re: Goals for 2018
« Last post by Rob on February 15, 2018, 12:54 PM »
I had a few.

1) Buy a nice used fishing boat. Which I did.

2) Spend more time on the water. Which I will soon as it warms up some.

3) Find a fishing partner. Which I did, will see how it goes.

4) Catch the record crappie in AZ. I will work on it.
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