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General Discussion / Re: Night Fishing Lights
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:22 PM »
Here's another example of thru hull LED lighting:  A bit pricey!

No offense Barry as it's a good idea, but I'm not drilling holes in my Ranger's hull.  And I agree that wire management can be an issue as I too have wires running all over my boat when night fishing.  I use 2 submerged 4' green florescent lights & a couple blacklights to see my line(s) so I get what you're saying.

Here's an option from Bluewater LED:  Good guys so maybe give them a call to see if they can help.

Here's another option that I'd like to do to my Ranger:  LEDs built right into your rub rail insert.  But they do not have the green submersible lights your looking for. 

And it's about time for me to upgrade my green florescent tubes to LEDs:  This site may also have something you're looking for.


What size rods are you using?  With my 12' & 14' rods, I lift the rod tip straight up allowing the bait(s) to hang down to the butt of the rod therefore I'm approx 12' or 14' foot down.  If more line is let out I can still pretty much guesstimate the depth.  Plus I can see my bait/weights via my TM transducer to check its depth.  That's for spider rigging though which is how I fish most of the time.

Suffix does sell what is called Metered Braid which has 5 different colors to help determine the amount of line you have out.  You can guesstimate the lure depth from there.

Roosevelt / Re: Rosey 4/13-4/14
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:30 PM »
Hey Azstick - would you mind posting your own trip report by starting a new topic under Lake Reports > Roosevelt.  And Iím sure some would like to hear more about your night fishing setup if willing to share. Welcome aboard & thanks for the posts!

Bartlett / Re: Bartlett - 4/23/2018
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:23 PM »
Solid work Louis! Nice report

Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:33 AM »
+1 on Shimano.  I bought a little Sahara SH-1000FI Spinning Reel that is perfect for casting light jigs.  $80 but shop around & check for weekly or holiday sales.

General Discussion / Re: Alert: Alamo is in jeopardy
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:24 AM »
How about this....  See the attached

Alamo / Re: Fished Alamo 1-13
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:53 AM »
Billy Ho at his finest....

Upcoming Events / Re: March 2018 Meeting
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:54 PM »
The AZCA March meeting will be held starting Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday, March 25th at Roosevelt Lake - Grapevine Group Site - Grebe Loop.  The official club meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24th - exact location & time will be posted below by our club president.

The Club has reserved the Grebe Loop for the above weekend starting at 9 am on Friday, March 23rd.  All members & guests camping must depart no later than 10 am on Sunday, March 25th.  See the attached Grapevine map for the Grebe Loop location.

PLEASE RSVP on this thread if you will be camping with us so we can get an accurate headcount.

Cost of reserving the Grebe Loop was $160 - as decided at the December meeting, those who will be camping are kindly asked to help reimburse the club for this cost.  The exact per person dollar amount will be determined by the number of those camping. So the more members/guests that camp the less the per person cost will be.  (see the link in Matt's post above)

For those members that are attending and DO NOT HAVE a Tonto Pass - please see LLL for a parking pass.  Parking pass will be valid for both the Grebe Loop & Grapevine boat ramp.

Crappie Reports / Blacknose Crappie at Roosevelt
« on: November 12, 2017, 11:18 AM »
Info for Art & Bruce....

On three separate weekends in late Sept, mid Oct & early Nov Tommy Fishman, Billy Fishhawk & myself have caught Blacknose Crappie in one particular spot on the Tonto end of Roosevelt Lake.  Had to be in the submerged trees to get bit & were caught both on minnow rigs & jigs.  They were marginal keepers at 9 to 10 1/2 inches in length.

Here's a blurb from a google search:

"Black-nose or black-stripe crappie are black crappie that have a recessive gene causing a black stripe from the dorsal fin down to the lips. The recessive gene may prove to be an evolutionary change, helping the crappie to see, as well as providing better camouflage when stalking prey.

Black nosed crappie were first officially documented in the White River basin in Arkansas in the 1980ís, and there are unofficial reports of the fish being caught in Ohio in the 1950ís. They have now been found in lakes and rivers all over the country. Black nosed crappie are black crappie in most cases, unless hybridization has happened naturally or been induced in a lab.  There has not been a documented white crappie with this trait."

Here are a couple pics....

Bruce - email has been sent


San Carlos / Re: San Carlos 21 March 2017
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:36 AM »

Crappie Gear / Re: 360 Imaging
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:42 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Bearing grease
« on: November 02, 2016, 07:58 AM »
Depending on your application??  - Green Grease

Pleasant / Re: Pleasant Crappie
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:41 AM »
As Rich mentioned, a pleasant surprise at Unpleasant for the first of hopefully more Friday Night Road Trips!!

We didn't expect much Crappie fishing so we stocked up on chovies making a mistake by only buying 2 doz minnows each.  Ran out of live bait fast ending up having to use dead minnows or using the few small shad that the guys were able to catch around the lights.  If we had a better stock of minnows I think our Crappie count would have been better.

The Crappie, however, were mostly 9" to 10" clones with a few keepers mixed in w/ biggest at 12.5".  We even managed to catch a few White Bass under the lights also which was another pleasant surprise!

All Other Lakes / Re: Patagonia 19-21 June
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:56 PM »

All Other Lakes / Re: Patagonia 19-21 June
« on: June 23, 2016, 03:49 PM »

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