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Roosevelt / Re: Rosey 4/13-4/14
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:25 AM »
These islands midlake.

Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:42 AM »

The BPS Johnny Morris bait casters are not all that quality either for the price you pay?

I haven't owned a Johnny Morris but I bought a pro qualifier a few years back that I wasn't impressed with.  still have it and use a backup mostly.

Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:25 PM »
I have used a lot of different brands and found many I like.  Pinnacle, Quantum energy, Diawa Legalis, Okuma Ceymar, Shimanos (Slade, Sedona, Sahara, Symetre, and several bass pro brands.  Only ones I consistently had trouble with were the bass pro reels, that being said they were not the higher end models. Screws would back out during operation and usually fall in the water, bearings got flat spots or bound up and froze, anti reverse broke on one. I may just be unlucky and haven't purchased one in several years so quality could have improved too.  If your not on a budget the symetre and enegry are pretty nice smaller spinning reels.  Best reel on a budget at this time I would recommend the Okuma Ceymar, think they are about $40 at sportsmans and I use mine for casting for crappie and also as my drop shot reel for bass.  Haven't had any issues with it.  My long rods are strung with 8 or 10 lb power pro which I tie to a swivel. All my jig double jig set ups and drop shot rigs are pretied to clip on as needed which I learned from Sparkchaser.  Braid lasts for a long time and you don't get the line memory if you don't use it often like me.  Like Matt said though if you are having trouble with braid not gripping the spool, use some mono or flouro backing and fuse the line with a surgeons knot. 

Roosevelt / Rosey 4/13-4/14
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:23 AM »
Got up to Roosevelt Friday afternoon and wind was howling.  Launched about 4:30 from Grapevine to see if we could find any fish before the derby Saturday.  Picked up one crappie in Y cove on a drop shot minnow so figured in that weather it was a good sign for Saturday.  Wrong, blanked on Saturday in perfect weather.  Hit Salome, the islands, the bridge, and Y cove again Saturday but nothing but bass.   

San Carlos / Re: SC 3-31-18
« on: April 02, 2018, 03:34 PM »
I thought I saw the creampuff out there at one point.  You were a ways away though from where we were fishin so couldn't tell for sure.  Took us a little while to find the bite as well. 

Roosevelt / Rosey 3/11
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:25 PM »
Didn't get up there and on the water till 11:30 as we wanted to wait for the rain to pass.  Rain and fog almost the entire way to the lake then the clouds broke around the lake as we drove down the hill from globe.  Launched out of windy hill and stayed in that area till about 4:30.  Ran out of minnows but not a single crappie.  Caught 30+ small lm and my dad caught a 3lb smallie so still had some fun.  Most fish caught drop shotting minnows but I caught a few on castmasters and small jigs. 

Roosevelt / Rosey 12/23
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:39 PM »
Fished the salt end today from about 9-4.  Ground out 7 crappie between 11-13 inches and a few rat bass dropshoting minnows. Missed several fish as well. 

Alamo / Re: Slow start
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Wade just start posting the ADEQ warning not to eat crappie out of the lake by the ramps.  Should slow down the harvesting of 7-10 inchers :thumbsup:

Fish Consumption Advisories for Arizona Waters

Location: Alamo, La Paz/Mohave Counties
Pollutant: Mercury
Fish Species: Largemouth bass and Black crappie:
Advisory: ADEQ recommends that the public not consume these species.

San Carlos / Re: Carlos 3/11/17
« on: March 13, 2017, 08:00 PM »
Plain minnows rigged a few different ways, it varied a little fish were shallow over deep water.  If I went again I would start at 40ft of water fishing no more than 5 ft deep. As the water warms fish will be moving in though.  And yes opposite direction of the damn, almost caddie corner if that makes sense.

San Carlos / Re: Carlos 3/11/17
« on: March 12, 2017, 05:15 PM »
I saw 4 other boats I think were crappie fishin, talked to one around 1:30 that stated they caught a couple but it was really slow. 

San Carlos / Carlos 3/11/17
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:49 PM »
Don't wait till you get to the Bashas to get permits if you venture out, had to go back to globe.  Lots of debris still floating around, hammered a log mid lake barely submerged.  Worked hard all day and ended up picking up 5 late afternoon uplake.  Lake has come up big time and it was like learning a new body of water from the Carlos I'm used to but all this moisture should help for the next few years I think. 

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:11 PM »
While we did catch a few, I would love to know where the G&F reports are coming from.  The Armada was 3 boats including ours on the salt end. 

Pleasant / Re: Pleasant Crappie
« on: July 12, 2016, 10:06 AM »
Yes it was good to rediscover some crappie in there.  Only put a few crappie in our boat, more white bass for us but we got to the party a little late as well due to motor trouble and difficulty finding our compadres.   

Crappie Questions / Re: Is anybody doing any fishing???
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:31 PM »
Night fished Bartlett a few weeks ago and caught 0 crappie.  Alamo is the safest bet for catching them though I haven't heard and reports from people night fishing there yet and it is a bit of a drive.   

Crappie Questions / Re: Is anybody doing any fishing???
« on: June 29, 2016, 12:19 PM »
I am new to this group and new to fishing arizona.  I am an avid fisherman, but mainly fished the Pacific northwest. My crappie experience was mainly in idaho, summertime on the snake river.
I tried out Roosevelt a month ago and could only get bass and catfish while throwing cranks at the shoreline around coves off windy point. I tried using green lights in a cove at night. That brought in the baitfish, but no crappie. I was bouncing jigs and some minnows (but I am new to minnow fishing). I am going to go out again perhaps this weekend...any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Been a while at Roosevelt but I have had previous success night fishing at the mouth of tank creek (opposite windy hill just off to the east) and the mouth of Y cove (may be too shallow at current lake levels).  Other good bets are the marina and Salome Cove at night for crappie.  Good luck.

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