Flathead catfish on the Verde River?

Discussion in 'ARIZONA RIVERS TALK' started by xpc, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. xpc

    xpc New Member

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    has the flathead spawn started in the river above bartlett yet?caught a couple two weeks ago still full of eggs.
     
  2. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    Some spawm earlier and some later. The bulk of them should be in spawn and about done. JMO
     

  3. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    How is the fishing for flats right now in the river? How far should I go above yellow cliffs. This will be my first time fishing here on saturday.

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  4. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    The last 2 or 3 weeks of june have always been hard for me. Seems they are busy with finishing up the spawn. That might be complicated with the bright moon this weekend. As you know anything can happen with fish at anytime though. So it could be a hit or miss this weekend. I like the area from the island right before ship rock all the way up to church rock. It is about a 3 or 4 mile stretch of river. Try and find big rocks that run along the side of the channel and either drop your bait right near the base of the rock pile or suspend your bait over the rocks that are under the water. I'd fish from 3' to 15' of water. HTH
     
  5. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    It's time to start packing tomorrow is almost here.:crazy::crazy::crazy:
     
  6. azcatman

    azcatman New Member

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    I'm headed out to fish the Salt on Roosevelt in a few hours. I will post a report when I get back and hopefully will have a few pic's to share with you all.