Gila canal flats?

Discussion in 'ARIZONA RIVERS TALK' started by thunderchicken, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    Ok, no one has written anything here so here goes nothing. Has anyone tried fishing the gila gravity canal for flatheads? I have caught some nice channels out of there but haven't really rigged up for flatheads there before. I like fishing canals so I try the gila or the All American sometimes too. Anyone have similar interests?

    Mike Wiley :cool:
    Yuma, Az
    "Wanna catch a hundred pound catfish and teach it how to read"
     
  2. tdpasser

    tdpasser New Member

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    Not sure about that area but the Colorado run through there too, right? When I travel through highway 8 to Cal I see some water that looks like it would hold the flats.
     

  3. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    Yes the Colorado runs right just west of town (Yuma). The Gila is taken off the river at Imperial dam & goes to Az and the All American is taken off and goes to Ca to supply drinking water for So Ca. I have taken some nice fish out of there but never any flats.

    :cool:
     
  4. mcpherson

    mcpherson New Member

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    I fish the Gila Gravity almost every day. I have gone for flaties a few times but I haven't caught any. I have caught a few nice size channels. I caught one around 10 lbs. If you are on the Gila Gravity and see two kids fishing there chances are its me. :thumbsup:

    Matt McPherson
     
  5. camberlin1

    camberlin1 New Member

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    I fish with Matt McPherson at the Gila canal almost every day too. I have caught many catfish out of there, mostly channels though. I did catch a 13 pound Flathead on a small live bluegill. I have caught many Stripers there as well using livers or a crankbait.