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Roosevelt / Re: Rosey 4/19
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:52 PM »
Good seeing you out there. Nice job to get your daughter on her first black nose.

I'll be there

Roosevelt / 4/13 SCF
« on: April 15, 2019, 12:37 PM »
After a couple of failed attempts on the east end of the lake looking for spawning crappie, we moved to the Tonto side. Much clearer water, and cooler temps. We saw 70 on the Salt side, 64 on the Tonto side. Visibility was 6 inches on the Salt, 4 feet on the Tonto. We pounded the shore line with jigs, and tried up to 25 FOW on the Salt side with minnows.

After moving, we found all of our fish in 24 to 35 FOW. All but one came on double minnow rigs tight lined 7 to 10 feet down. The other came on a BBC jig. We ended up with 10 crappie, and to many to count bass.

:celebrate:We couldn't rent an RV for the weekend due to the fact that Country Thunder is going on and all the RVs are GONE. We will, however, bring the boat and fish and be there for the meeting and winning the fabulous prizes on Saturday. Should we bring some walleye?

Mike, I'm going to bring up a bunch of crappie and walleye. If everyone that has a few fillets to share bring a few just in case we need some extra, that would be great

General Discussion / Re: Mercury Marine Vessel View on Sale
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:34 AM »
Took a while to get mine (about 3 weeks), but it came Wednesday. I like all of the app features, especially being able to customize your pages. I'll really put it to use at Powell, to help with fuel consumption.

Alamo / Alamo 3/29
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:14 AM »
We fished from 730 to 4. We stayed up lake in 12 to 24 FOW. We tight lined minnows 4 to 8 feet below the surface. Water clarity was pretty good, but there was some small debris on the surface in a few areas. We picked up 10 before it got windy at 1030, then the bite really slowed. We spent most of the afternoon exploring new area, as there is so much water in there now. A couple of times on my Lakemaster chip, it showed us being on land from the time they scanned it. We ended up with 14 in the boat, and lost 4 more. The males we caught turned jet black in the live well. Females eggs are starting to get bloody. Water temps were 65 to 69.

Alamo / Re: Alamo 3/22/19
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:51 AM »
Should be anytime out there, as that's the lake that usually pops first. Good luck

Roosevelt / Roosevelt 3/16
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:51 PM »
Tough conditions as the lake was muddy, and temps were 51 to 53 that we saw. Caught one crappie mid lake tight lining a minnow. Fish came right off the bottom in 25 to 30 FOW. Wind blew all afternoon, which made things worse.

Crappie Gear / Re: New Electronics - Who has what installed
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:42 AM »
One thing I'd like to add is the remote battery sucks. At least for my setup. I've bought plenty of replacements, and cant come up with a solution. I don't get what i think i should out of mine. Which is 10 plus hours on the water

Crappie Gear / Re: New Electronics - Who has what installed
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:15 AM »
I have 2 1198 SI's networked to a Terrova trolling motor (all 2013). My screens are perfect size for my boat and do everything I ask of them, which is to find fish. I really utilize all of the features at Powell with the Lakemaster chip. Following the contour lines to some is useless, but at a lake like Powell it is gold. I think i will be adding a Garmin panoptix setup to the front though in the near future.

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

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