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Pleasant / Plez 8/31
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Wow is that lake down. Managed to find some fish in the agua fria arm dropshotting minnows and shad.  8 minutes after dropping the light first fish was a 9 inch crappie so I figured we managed to find a decent spot right off the bat. Next crappie didn't come for another hour and a half.  Ended up boating 55 white bass and 6 crappie.  However only 2 keeper WB and 3 keeper crappie out of the bunch, dinkfest.  Great night on the water though.

All Other Lakes / Dogtown G&F Report
« on: August 23, 2018, 08:18 AM »
Saw this on game and fish website and found it intriguing.  Bet the club could do some damage up there.

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt 7/7
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:57 AM »
Ya the night trips are brutal sometimes, takes me at least a day to recover. 

Tight line that wind did make it a challenge, my spot lock on the TM held for the most part but we had to re-position several times.  The only consistent I have found at Roosevelt is needing to get a decent ball of shad around the lights.  If we only get fry or a few shad we move locations. 

Roosevelt / Roosevelt 7/7
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:12 PM »
Fished from about 7:30-3:30am, interesting night weather wise.  Calm, then wind, then wind from the opposite direction, then rain and a decent size bass tournament on the lake to boot.  We ground out 15 crappie and a gill near windy hill, 5 keepers but only one jumbo.  All drop shotting minnows and shad. 

Pleasant / Re: Plez 5/16
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:03 AM »
I was talking to a guy on the Arizona Striper Fishing group on Facebook who said he's been nailing crappie at Plez for the last 4-5 years. He's been noticing a real upward trend with the crappie population there. It made me a little interested in heading out there for crappie instead of stripers!

Also, the subject of your post is "5/16". Was this a trip in May or June?

Good catch Phreek! Fixed now, it was June not May. 

Pleasant / Re: Plez 5/16
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Matt I have fished the area I was in before but not in a few years, this was only my second trip to Pleasant this year and the first trip wasn't for crappie. 
Bruce you would have been proud, I actually tied on a 1/8 oz jig with BBC and caught a few casting without bait. 

Pleasant / Plez 6/16
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Last minute decision paid off. Boated 60 crappie last night with a buddy drop shotting minnows. Nothin big but kept 17. Mostly black crappie with a handful of white crappie. Forgot the name but burger joint off lake pleasant road was generous with minnows and opened later than most. Beautiful night on the water and almost as shocking as the number of crappie was not a single other was species caught

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.

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