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Alamo / Re: Alamo/Mule Deer Derby 2/16
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:57 AM »
Thanks for the report Dave. Heard there was a lot of debris on the lake - last time I took my boat in there with debris by the boat ramp my impeller output port got clogged twice forcing me to remove a few hoses and use a hanger/wire to unclog it.  I had to use my trolling motor to enter/exit the ramp area where all the debris was.  Did you guys use your outboard motor through the debris or trolling motor?  No issues?
We took it slow with big motor.  Most of the junk was on the surface. It did get worse as the day wore on with the wind.

Alamo / Alamo/Mule Deer Derby 2/16
« on: February 17, 2019, 06:04 PM »
We fished from 7 to 3. Tough conditions as the lake is a mess. Debris everywhere, and the lake was pretty muddy. We searched for clearer water and caught 11 crappie in 15 to 18 FOW. We tight lined minnows, and threw jigs right on top of the brush line below us. Water temps were 52 mid lake, 54 up lake.

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA February 2019 Meeting at Alamo Lake
« on: February 10, 2019, 12:02 PM »
I'm in, Tommy back seating

Crappie Reports / Re: Guntersville Alabama crappie
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:01 AM »
Nice work, that will fill the freezer quick. Thanks for the pics

Bartlett / Bartlett 1/20
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:57 PM »
Fished from 0730 to noon. We tight lined minnows in Cat Bay. Most of our fish came right off the trees, but we did get a couple suspended in 30 FOW later in the morning. It was breezy, and the water temp stayed right at 52. We ended up with 8 crappie, 3 bluegill, and 2 bass

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA January 2019 Meeting at Roosevelt Lake
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:51 PM »
I'm doubtful. Been down with the flu since Saturday night.

Bartlett / Bartlett 12/23
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:05 AM »
Launched at first light, and fished until noon. We fished the trees in Cat bay with minnows vertical in 18 to 24 FOW. Bite was pretty good for the first hour and a half, then it went dead. We ended up with 6 crappie, one bluegill. Water temps in the mid 50's

General Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown Question
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:51 AM »
Like Timbo said call the marina. They will have all of the info and fees required. Last time this happened a few years ago I fished Bartlett but the normal launches were closed.

Bartlett / Bartlett 12/8
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:44 AM »
Fished with Fishman from first light until noon, then went back out after the meeting until 2:30. We ended up with 6 crappie, all caught with minnows. Bite was extremely light,  and we missed quite a few due to using rod holders. We did try jigs, with no success. We stayed in 15 to 25 FOW fishing 10 to 15 feet down. Lake was up 5 to 7 feet since I had been there last. Water temps were in the high 50's.

Upcoming Events / Re: AZCA December 2018 Meeting at Bartlett Lake
« on: December 03, 2018, 05:45 PM »
I'll be there with Tommy. We will be launching about 730. Depends on how long people want to stay out. I've seen a bite that is good in the morning until about noon, then pick back up again after 2. Since this is a closed meeting I suggest meeting at SB cove at noon. That way people can go back out after the meeting. We can beach the boats where DesertRats is camped.

I'll take on the secretary duties of roll call and such. Send me the agenda, and I'll present it.

Crappie Questions / Re: Hooks vs Trees
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:34 AM »
If you are targeting fish in trees/brush you are going to inevitably loose some gear. I try to really slow things down when I see the trees show up on my graph, come to a stop and fish vertical. Most of the time I can see or feel my rod tip start to load up and lift it before it gets hung up. If it does get hung up, I turn the trolling motor 180 degrees and back up. I do find that using light wire hooks certainly helps like OneBlade said. I use 10lb braid on my main line, and use 6lb floro for my rigs that I pre tie. I roll the rigs onto a noodle so I can quickly put another one on. This is all assuming you are using bare hooks and minnows.

Bartlett / Re: Bartlett 11/23
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:49 AM »
Sounds like you found them, I was up there as well till about 4pm. We picked up a couple long line trolling 1/8oz jigs at  .9 to 1mph. The best way to spend black Friday. We packed it in when the wake boat decided to give everyone a dose of their brand of music.

First the horn, then the music. We weren't impressed either.

Bartlett / Bartlett 11/27
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:42 PM »
Fished from 8 until 1 near Yellow Cliffs. A bit breezy most of the day. but manageable. Brought home 15 nice crappie like the one in the pic. All were just under 2lbs. I spot locked over the schools and trees and picked up 3 to 4 then moved on to the next area. Lost about a half dozen more trying to land them by myself. Tough with the 14 foot rod sometimes. Beautiful day, hardly any traffic on the lake. Stayed in 16 to 25 FOW fishing 14 to 16 feet down.

The schools were so dense it changed the depth on the graphs a few times. Notice in the one pic it shows 9.4 feet

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt 11/24
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:22 PM »
Nice job Matt.

Roosevelt / Re: Roosevelt 11/23 Oh My!
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:31 AM »
Great job, Happy Birthday Art

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