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Just a reminder or if you are new to AZ and plan to fish Roosevelt lake this winter. Starting Nov. 15th and running through Feb. 15th. there is a closure (no entry areas posted at Roosevelt lake). Horse pasture is closed to camping and entry from both land and water, also Goose flats on the far side of the lake is closed. G and F puts out "no entry" buoys along those closed areas. You do not want to be caught fishing or hunting inside the closures as it is a criminal citation and quite expensive. Below is the link to the map of the closure area.

G and F crews moved the dock at the main ramp at Bartlett over from the left to the right side of the ramp. The main cable had broken on the original spot and you had to launch tie up then walk over the rock pile to get back to your tow vehicle. It made it hard for people who needed to launch their boat with a rope and pull it to the dock to get the boat off and to the dock. The new placement basically took up 1/2 of launching lane but there is good water on both sides of the dock now and they are going to remove that one black and white buoy out from the dock that is serving no purpose. Private vendor also came in and re-sealed the parking lot and as soon as the rain is gone they will finish striping it.

Chance to help out with habitat in Roosevelt

AZGFD inviting public to construct fish habitat Sept. 28-29

by Nick Walter ∑ August 1, 2018
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be constructing fish habitat at Roosevelt Lake on Friday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to come help build these structures.
Meet up at the Windy Hill amphitheater parking lot, where about 200 Georgia cubes (pictured) will be built. Please bring any cordless drills and sawzalls. It will be hot, so come prepared. If you plan on helping us both days, a pass will be provided for free camping in a Forest Service Campground.
If you have any questions, email Bryant Dickens at

I plan to attend, let them blow smoke up my back side




The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Operations Division, will be hosting public scoping meetings in Lake Havasu and Phoenix to obtain public input on updating to the Alamo Dam Water Control Plan.  The Water Control Plan is the Corps guiding document on how water is held and released from Alamo Lake.

 Phoenix Scoping Meeting

                                                            Date: June 14

                                      Time: 4:00pm Ė 7:30pm

                                   Cesar Chavez Library

                                                 3635 W. Baseline Rd.

                                          Phoenix, AZ 85339


AZGFD inviting volunteers
to construct Roosevelt Lake fish habitat
Anglers: The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be constructing fish habitat at Roosevelt Lake on Friday, May 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to come help build these structures.

Meet up at the Windy Hill amphitheater parking lot, where Georgia cubes (pictured) will be built. Please bring cordless drills and sawzalls. It will be hot, so come prepared.

If you have any questions, email Bryant Dickens at We look forward to seeing you there.

See the location of the amphitheater.

Alamo / AZGFD going to court against Corp of engineers draw down plan
« on: February 26, 2018, 06:06 PM »
Just came back from the meeting, some good presentations by sportsmen and which included the asst attorney general for AZ, by a unanimous vote the AZGFD commission voted to go to court to attempt to get an injunction against the Army corp of engineers plan to draw down Alamo lake :dance: :headbang:

Was asked if there is anyone that still guides for crappie at Roosevelt lake? I know Art C. has retired but wondering if there is anyone else?


If you are venturing out to fish Rosy or Bartlett or other forest service lakes you might ck and make sure they are open. The useless congress did not pass a stop gap bill to keep the government going so they are in shut down. Last time this happened a few years back Bartlett, Rosy, Saguaro and other lakes had their gates closed and locked and in the case of saguaro they had federal cops there guarding the gates to keep invading fishermen out >:(

Bartlett / Is SB launch ramp still open?
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:22 PM »
Bartlett has dropped like a rock for weeks now figure the SB cove launch ramp is about done. Anyone know if the ramp is still open or closed off now?


Roosevelt / Installing habitat (they need volunteers)
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:58 AM »
Check out the video of Arizona Game and Fish Department installing fish habitat at Roosevelt Lake.

So far we have installed 168 fish habitat structures. During first week of October, we are having a huge volunteer effort to install more habitat at Roosevelt Lake. We have more than 400 structures to assemble and deploy. If you are interested in helping, email

General Discussion / SRP has a new water website
« on: August 28, 2017, 06:30 AM »
SRP just fired up their new water website the old site will go off line some time in Sept. You can look at lake levels runoffs, watershed flows even go into the precipitaiton/watershed part of the site and look at the history on an individual lake as far going up or down in elevation.

They were showing pictures of flooded roads and washes near the Frye fire on Mt. Graham which lots of the water flows into the Gila river. Wonder if they are getting that terrible sludge and black ash along with the fire retardant (which they dropped a bunch on) that fire into San Carlos, man it could mess things up with that lake being so small :dontknow:

 crappie like to suspend in 15' of water so they may be in the kill zone?
May 26, 2017
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Fishing tournaments temporarily suspended on Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes
PHOENIX -- To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve.

Golden alga blooms have developed over large portions of Saguaro and Apache Lakes. Golden alga produces a toxin (prymnesin) that affects any organism with gills. Currently, the primary species that is being affected is threadfin shad. However, sunfish in Saguaro have also begun to die and Asiatic clams are dying by the tens of thousands. Golden alga toxin can be detected by fish and they will seek areas of refuge were they can recover; however, clams canít move and they die where they live.

A day after a recent bass tournament at Apache Lake, 38 two- to eight-pound dead bass were counted at the release site. These bass were caught in an area of no or low toxicity and released in an area of an active toxic golden alga bloom. Other than threadfin shad, no other dead fish species were observed at the release site (no sunfish, catfish, carp or small dead bass were encountered).

Some tournament participants stated they were having difficulty keeping their bass alive in the live well. If fish are caught below a toxic layer and placed in a live well, the golden alga toxin can then be delivered straight to the fish if the bloom is active on the surface. Basically, these fish were removed from an area where they could survive to an area where they could not.

Golden alga blooms are not a public health threat. The toxins that golden alga produce are only harmful to gill-breathing organisms such as fish and clams, and there is no evidence they are harmful to people, livestock or other animals. However, as a common sense precaution, fish that are found dead or dying should not be consumed.​​​​​​​

Based on previous experience with golden alga blooms on these three reservoirs, the Game and Fish Department has found that as the water warms up, other algae communities will begin to dominate and the golden alga blooms diminish. The department anticipates this will occur by late June or early July.

Alamo / Dock repaired and installed at main ramp
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:55 AM »
G and F crews got the dock fixed and installed at the main ramp at Alamo lake so now there is a dock at both ramps :dance:

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