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Roosevelt / Re: LTF Crappie Tournament
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:08 AM »
That's good news Art, thanks for letting us know.  When you get full details, please just private message me all of the details including contact info and links to official tournament info so I can put it on the calendar here, add to news section, etc.

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA January 2019 Meeting at Roosevelt Lake
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:20 PM »
I believe this meeting is canceled as doesn't sound like anyone will be there.  I'll start a new thread regarding February meeting date/location.

General Discussion / AZGFD - Roosevelt Lake Rising
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:50 PM »

Due to the recent storms and run-off, the amount water flowing into Roosevelt Lake has increased dramatically. Both the Salt River and the Tonto Creek are flowing above their normal rates for this time of year. The lake is currently 40% full and rising slightly each day. The water is very clear with the temperature reaching 50 degrees on some morning and rising to 54 degrees on a sunny afternoon.

At the current water temperature, fish metabolism will slow meaning that cold-blooded fish are less active and will eat less. Combine the colder water temperature with the recent storms and large swings in the barometric pressure,  all of these factors are contributing to fishing being called poor. Anglers reports some success using a deep Carolina-rig technique. A few other anglers reporting using jigging spoons such as a Trendsetter jig in deeper depths.

Crappie fishing has been reported as extremely slow; however, if the weather stabilizes for a couple of consecutive days, crappie fishing should improve greatly.  Large schools of crappie are being located in 15-25 foot depths. The bite during colder months can be very slight if vertically fishing. An ultra light rod and a light braided line are always recommended for crappie fishing.

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA January 2019 Meeting at Roosevelt Lake
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:36 PM »
I can’t imagine the day old passes ever expire. They have year that you can scratch off and even if they don’t have 2019 on there I would assume they would still take them. Just be sure and scratch off the correct date and attach a watercraft sticker. Oh and make sure it’s hanging from your mirror and visible. But I would doubt anybody’s even looking with the government shut down.

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA January 2019 Meeting at Roosevelt Lake
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:49 PM »
Hey all who is going on this meeting?  I am doubtful I will make it this weekend.

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt 1/4
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:02 AM »
Thanks for the report Art.  Never heard of the 3' fun poles.

This is not an Arizona Crappie Association sponsored event.  This is being shared by the Arizona Crappie Association as it may be of interested to club members and visitors of this site.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to the Arizona Mule Deer Organization via the contact info below.

From the Arizona Mule Deer Organization:

Hey Folks! Save the date of Saturday February 16. Arizona Mule Deer Organization will be having a Fundraising Crappie tournament At Alamo Lake, $50.00 entry gets you in for 50% payback of the biggest bag of 10 crappie $25.00 for biggest crappie, and $10.00 for biggest goon fish (that's any fish that's not a crappie). We will have be having hot dogs with all the fixins for a donation.

Rules are as follows - If it's legal per Arizona Game and Fish, then it is allowed. You may have as many people on your boat as is US Coast Guard approved, as long as they are all paid participants (BASS MUST BE ALIVE AND RELEASED BACK INTO THE WATER IF USED FOR GOON FISH!).

All the info is below and you can buy your entry fees through Eventbrite at:

For more info contact Clayton Ross @ 602-740-3292 or Terry @ 623-696-5579. This will be a hoot!!!

Crappie Reports / Re: Guntersville Alabama crappie
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:34 AM »
Wow, that's a great couple of days fishing.  I'd love to fish some of those southern lakes (e.g. Grenada Lake, Mississippi) sometime.  Nice job - they all look like black crappie.

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt 12/29
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Only fished windy hill and to the west.  Didn't fish any further east.

Roosevelt / Roosevelt 12/29
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Fished Roosevelt Saturday, 12/29 with 3 of us in the boat.  We (FishHawk) caught only 1 crappie.  We fished several habitats and some open water, and found fish but couldn't get them to bite.

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Happy New Year to all.  Anybody have some crappie fishing New Years resolutions or goals? I'd like to fish Bartlett some more learning more of the underwater structures.  I'd also like to fish more areas at Roosevelt and see if I can actually catch some crappie there in the spring when they move closer to shore.

Club Membership Information / Club Membership
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Thank You for your interest in becoming a member of the Arizona Crappie Association (AZCA).  Club membership is a simple two step process as outlined below:

The prospective member(s) will attend a monthly club meeting where he/she will introduce themselves to club membership and express interest in club membership.

He/She will then be required to attend a second monthly club meeting within the same calendar year where the prospective member will be voted upon by current club members for membership into the club.  Once voted in, the prospect will be required to fill out a membership application and pay the required club dues. Once completed, access to the AZCA Website’s Members Only Clubhouse will be granted.
Cost of Club Membership: Club Membership dues are $30 annually, $20 for spouses.  Youth membership (minor children under 18 years of age) are free.  After October 1st, Club Membership dues are $20, $10 for spouses.  To pay your dues, please use a personal check made out to "Arizona Crappie Association".

Club Membership runs from April 1st thru April 1st of the next year.

Please see the attached membership application doc.

Club Membership Information / Club Meetings
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:56 PM »
Regular club meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, unless those dates conflicts with a holiday or special event.  Club meeting dates and times will be posted in the club calendar, in a post under the Upcoming Events thread and in the “News” section on the upper right hand corner of the club’s website.  All club meeting locations and dates (if changed) will be voted upon by membership at previous meetings.

Club meetings are of two different types as described below:

Open Meetings:  There are four (4) open meetings a year that are open to the general public and prospective members to attend.  These four (4) open meetings include meetings during the months of March, April, September and October.

Closed Meetings:  All other club monthly meetings are considered a closed meeting to the general public.  Closed meetings are for AZCA Members and their guests only.  If, however, a prospective member would like to prospect the club as a guest during a closed meeting, you can 1) attend that meeting with a current AZCA club member or 2) express your interest in attending that closed meeting by making a post below that month’s meeting announcement under the Upcoming Events thread, whereas a current club member will usually sponsor you guest access to that meeting.  See that month’s meeting announcement post for further information.

Club Membership Information / Club Information
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:52 PM »
Thank You for your interest in The Arizona Crappie Association (AZCA).  Founded by Bill “Piscolli” Eveland in March 2007, the AZCA was originally formed as a chapter of the American Crappie Association.  In April 2008, the AZCA split from the American Crappie Association and became an independent club being the first and only Crappie fishing club in Arizona.

Dedicated to Protecting & Promoting the sport of Crappie fishing in Arizona, the AZCA membership consists of people from all walks of life from all over the sate.  We are a group of everyday people that have one thing in common – Crappie fishing.  Together we share tips & techniques with each other to better our understanding and success at fishing for that ever-elusive Crappie.  Much of this information is passed on via the Club’s website in the members-only Clubhouse.  This Clubhouse is where members will share detailed information on the Crappie bite at various lakes along with the techniques that are catching fish, a privilege of club membership!

AZCA members meet the second Saturday of every month at various lakes for a day of Crappie fishing followed by the clubs monthly meeting.  See the Club Meetings post for details.

The Club holds two big events every year.  The first yearly big club event is Spring Crappie Fest that is held every April and the second big club event is The Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic held every October and is in remembrance of the late Bob Hirsch, one of Arizona’s great outdoorsman and an outdoor writer.  Both of these events consist of a group campout, potluck dinner, a friendly Crappie fishing derby, and is always a fun weekend!!  Camping for the weekend is free for club members and is paid for by the club, another privilege of club membership!

So if you are a Crappie fanatic like we all are, enjoy being in the great Arizona outdoors and have interest in joining our club – come check us out and attend one of our monthly meetings.  We look forward to meeting you!

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Merry Christmas y'all.  Looking forward to seeing you all at the lake and club events in 2019.  This group has been an awesome and valuable asset for me since joining.

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