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Lake Reports => Bartlett => Topic started by: Fishless on June 30, 2019, 07:17 AM

Title: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on June 30, 2019, 07:17 AM
Bartlett habitat project has started at Bartlett lake ;D

https://twitter.com/i/status/1141014681869410304
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: OneBlade on June 30, 2019, 09:00 AM
That's great news.  Will be interesting what depth they end up at.  Hopefully a nice range of depths given the often fluctuation of depth on that lake.
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on June 30, 2019, 05:40 PM
Matt I think right now they are doing like they did at Roosevelt putting the habitat down 50' or so in anticipation of the lake dropping down to a point where the new habitat attracts fish. The only issue different with Bartlett at full pool it is mostly just scrub brush that falls apart after a short time then after that there is not much of anything till the lake gets much lower and even then some of the old trees are gone from idiots cutting them down for firewood etc. I think they are working to never have the habitat exposed above water?
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: OneBlade on July 01, 2019, 05:02 PM
AZGFD posted some info about the habitats here: https://fishaz.azgfd.com/fisheries-management/available-bartlett-lake-habitat-map/

I've posted a sticky thread in our Bartlett Lake reports forum that provides a direct link to the AZGFD habitat map.  So if you ever lose the address to the map, just go to the Bartlett Lake reports forum and find it there.

Link: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,4115.0.html
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on July 07, 2019, 07:02 AM
SRP has started dropping Bartlett down, it has gone down 4' in 10 days or so.
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on July 17, 2019, 09:18 AM
Cronkite news did a nice piece on the habitat project at Bartlett. Dave Weedman and his crew have been out there in the sun and heat building the habitat and haven't even asked for volunteers to help do the build. They are I believe about half complete on the first phase.

the story starts at about 9:25 into the you tube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLX6EycNkts&feature=youtu.be 
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: OneBlade on August 13, 2019, 01:00 PM
From AZGFD:
Many of the Bartlett Lake artificial habitat structures are holding lots of fish! As water levels continue to drop (88-percent full today and dropping ~1 foot/week) , we expect more fish to hold on the Georgia cubes we've been installing. Our fisheries biologists used side-scan sonar to show this underwater image of fish (scattered blips) above and around Georgia cubes.

As usual, you can find the updated link to Bartlett Lake habitat structures and locations at the top of the Bartlett lake reports forum: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,4115.0.html
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: PhishingPhreek on August 13, 2019, 01:22 PM
That's awesome. Where did you see GnF share this?
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: OneBlade on August 13, 2019, 01:53 PM
That's awesome. Where did you see GnF share this?
Man, Facebook makes it difficult to share posts outside of it's platform.  It's from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fishaz.azgfd
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: PhishingPhreek on August 13, 2019, 02:05 PM
I went there before I asked and didn't see it. How old of a post is it?
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: PhishingPhreek on August 13, 2019, 02:06 PM
Never mind... It's part of the Fish AZ Facebook page, not the main GnF page. Found it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on August 13, 2019, 04:36 PM
Crappie holding at 70'???? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: PhishingPhreek on August 13, 2019, 04:37 PM
Crappie holding at 70'???? :dontknow:

The scan shows that they're at 30' of water.
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: Fishless on August 13, 2019, 05:15 PM
talked with Dave at g and f those guys worked their butts off they have completed and deployed all the habitat they had money to buy and build, They are updating their GPS info now. They hope to get more $$ for Rosy and Bartlett this year (just hope they can get it in the fall) so public help to build the habitat would be in the winter or early spring when the weather is nice. Those guys did all the building during the middle of the week in the heat :o
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: AGFDHabitat on August 14, 2019, 07:51 AM
We were out looking at some of the habitat sites on Monday. Large numbers of fish were holding on most of the structures. Attached are a few pics we took of the sonar.
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: OneBlade on August 14, 2019, 08:30 AM
We were out looking at some of the habitat sites on Monday. Large numbers of fish were holding on most of the structures. Attached are a few pics we took of the sonar.
That's great AGFDHabitat!  Hey, by the way, I saw someone posted on Facebook having issues with the Northing and Easting UTM coordinates (some were on land?) but had no issues with the Latitude & Longitude decimal degree values.  I didn't verify if there was any issue or not but was wondering if you knew the original coordinate system you guys used was the UTM or Lat/Lon values.  Figured when I enter them in my fish finder I'd use the exact source data instead of anything that was converted so I don't end up with any small errors (making it more difficult to find the actual habitat).
Title: Re: Habitat project has started at Bartlett lake
Post by: AGFDHabitat on August 14, 2019, 10:55 AM
My GPS is in Position Format (UTM UPS) and the Map datum is (NAD83). From that we converted the coordinates to decimal degrees using an online conversion tool. Hopefully this helps folks get there settings the way we have them when making the map.