Bait at the canals

Discussion in 'CALIFORNIA RIVERS TALK' started by low desert jonathan, May 5, 2009.

  1. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    Where is the most accessible place to get live bait either tilapia or bluegill at the Blythe Palo Verde areas. It must have easy access due to accident. Thanks Low Dsrt Jon
     
  2. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Jonathan.
    As a fellow with limited mobility myself, I've found the Horseshoe lakes on the Az. side of the river south of I-10 to have a good number of places that are easy access. You just need a river stamp.
    I like to use a piece of crawler and dropshot it up 10-12 inches. Toss it out and work it slowly across the bottom in the deeper water.
    South of PV try the back water there by the hwy. Easy to get to and work it the same way along the tulies.
     

  3. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    Can you please tell me how to get to the horseshoe lakes thanks LDJonathan
     
  4. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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  5. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    You can Click on the satellite button to get a better look, There are several places right along there to access the oxbow.
     
  6. woodchucker

    woodchucker New Member

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    The hardest part about fishing for flatheads is seccuring a good nights supply of bait.
     
  7. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    You can always pick up some goldfish for back up. They have them at the bait shop in Palo Verde and also at B&B bait in Blythe. Most of my Bluegill spots don't fall under easy access. I know a F&G warden told me the boat launch at oxbow lake had some good bluegill. Also stop at all of the irrigation canal headers and take a min to dropshot a worm in each corner.
     
  8. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Chris, gave you some good info, as well as the other fellas,,
    I know if I get over there past bait catchin time,, I can usually swing by and get some of the goldfish, and they work pretty good for flats, channels, and occassionally a LM bass..
    If you need more info, PM me, and can give you some pointers or other info If you want.

    also, I found out recently, your bait will last a LOT longer if you don't ,,,Let it all go,,,:sad2:
     
  9. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    LOL! We didn't catch anything because the flats were all full on the 2 doz goldfish he free'd!
     
  10. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    MAN, it's hard to find a good fishin partner,,,:embarassed:
     
  11. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    Jonathan welcome to the BOC

    all good info above and don't count out the goldfish, got a lot of big fish on them, a 30 &35s and a 48 lb on 2'' goldfish:wink:
     
  12. shania

    shania New Member

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    :0a25: Jonathan, to a place were some off the "Best Cat-fishermen in the world hang out". :0a23:
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