Hit up Bartlett with my mom today. Hit the water about 7:45 AM and was off by the 9th inning of the D-backs game (I know this because I was able to catch the end of the game on my radio while loading the boat
It was a slow and steady day of catching crappie. Managed to catch about 30 crappie between the two of us. Mom caught 6 crappie and a few bass. I caught the rest. There was a time I let her use my pole for 20 minutes and she didn't catch one. She gave it back to me and I managed to boat one in less than 30 seconds. She wasn't too pleased.
Did the same thing I've been doing. Looking for submerged trees and rock piles and fishing those. If I don't catch anything or the catching slows down, I move on. Color didn't seem to matter as I was switching between BBC, Purple Rain, Orange Crush, Money, Bubblegum, and Red Hot Mama (yes, that color exists) all day and still managed to catch. If one color slowed down, I would switch until it picked up again.
My biggest catch of the day was this guy...
My mom's first crappie of the day, and first fish in quite a while
3 of the 9 I kept had eggs in them still... wtf is their deal with spawning at this lake?!?