Couple of questions from a newbie...

Discussion in 'ARIZONA RIVERS TALK' started by Overkil, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    Hello Everyone....I was on the upper salt overnight (Ead's Wash) and started wondering if the local catfish population ever migrates down to the lake? There were several points right around Ead's Wash that didn't really seem deep enough for a big catfish to make it though (atleast not without getting beat up on the rocks). ALso, does the water level that far up ever change significantly (like in the winter) or does it always flow at that rate?

    As for a fishing report, we got skunked but we did have some excitement....at one point the first pole (and a chair) were yanked into the water as we were setting up the other poles. Both the pole & chair were recovered but no fish...

    Thx,

    Mark
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, always great to have another new member.
     

  3. anakin

    anakin Member

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    I would think that most of the migrating up & down river would happen during the monsoons when the water level goes up.

    Ive fished Eads before & it looks like a promising spot. Although I didnt catch anything there, a guy we were fishing with had a short run on a frog he had rigged up.

    Just curious , are you planning on cpr'n or hooking & cooking those salt river monsters?
     
  4. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    Hey Mark welcome to the B.O.C. you're gonna like it here!
     
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    catseeker New Member

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    welcome... there is a lot of info here
     
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    Angelkitty New Member

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  8. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC man! Hey I've fished at Ead's about 7 times in the last 4 months, and only got like 3 runs. I have seen a 16 lb flathead, 7 lb channel, and heard of a 35 lb flathead pulled out of there at the beach though. I love that spot because it is a little secluded.

    I would guess that the flatheads would move upriver when it rains. That river swells as soon as it is raining, due to it being fed by the White Mountains watershed. This summer it has gotten as big as its been in a long time, reaching upwards of 25,000 cfs. This last weekend it was flowing at about 180 cfs, to give you sense of perspective. You can check current flow for most big rivers in AZ at www.srpwater.com/dwr/
    I check it every time before I leave. Good luck!
     
  9. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Hood!:tounge_out:
     
  10. 1 cattin dude

    1 cattin dude New Member

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    Welcome to the B.O.C. You can find about anything you want to know here!
     
  11. ChrisR602

    ChrisR602 New Member

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    Welcome Fellow Fisherman
     
  12. ChrisR602

    ChrisR602 New Member

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    Any One Going Out To Barlett Tihs Weekend Going To
    Fish The Dam And Coves
     
  13. ChrisR602

    ChrisR602 New Member

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    What Do You Guys Think About That
     
  14. ChrisR602

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    Leaving Sat And Coming Home Wit Fish Sunday Night
     
  15. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me...
    Bartlett has been real good to me this year.. I fished the river last weekend and did not do any good.. I think the full moon had something to do with it...
    ~ The Dam area is the best in my opinon, Try fishing the structure in 20-40 feet with gills or live carp for flathead.

    Good luck!
     
  16. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    Dwaine....I'd CPR any big ones. Smaller ones, maybe under 20 or 25 pounds, would be kept but anything bigger than that would live to swim another day...
     
  17. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    Thanks for the link...I can't imagine what 25,000cfs would look like.
     
  18. mch4fishing

    mch4fishing New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC
    This Club and all of its members have taken my fishing to an all time high.
    Once again Welcome to the BOC
     
  19. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    Mark,

    Welcome to the BOC...You will find a bunch of great guys hanging out here...many from Arizona and elsewhere.

    Eads Wash is a pretty cool place. I have heard of pretty good sized cats being pulled from there over the past couple years. The flatheads have been known to migrate back and forth from the lake all the way up to the diversion dam and beyond. Some people have caught flatties above the diversion dam...even big ones, but they are few and far between. The migrations seem to occur during the spring-early summer and then after the monsoons. During the monsoons, the levels can really increase and create enough depth to allow them upstream.

    No matter what, good luck and hope to see ya on the water.

    Ryan