Lake Bartlett Monday Night

Discussion in 'ARIZONA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by micah, May 4, 2007.

  1. micah

    micah New Member

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    I went to Bartlett on Monday. I caught a bunch of nice gills and about a 14 inch carp. I am now convinced that no matter what the size of bait, if there's a hungry flat or even channel the'll eat it. I caught a 3-4 lb channel on a huge gill. I had something pick my huge carp up at about midnight. I had decided that if anything picked it up it might need some time to inhale him. I gave it about 50 feet to run and had no luck on the hook set. I caught 1 flat that was about seven lbs on a gill and I caught another cat that looked like a cross between a flat and a channel. It was about 6 lbs and it looked like it had 2 golf balls under the skin on it's head. I gues it was a blue cat. I've never caught one before. I ran into an old-timer out there I believe was telling me the truth and definantely spends a lot of time at Bartlett. I ended up hanging out with the guy and fishing near him up river. I learned a lot and truly believe there's much bigger Flats in Bartlett that most think.
     
  2. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

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    Great job man, I've never had any luck at Bartlett, I can't ever get the right bait.

    That cat may have been a spawning channel. Cats will begin spawning soon, some sooner and some later. Their heads swell up like you described when they are in the spawn.
     

  3. micah

    micah New Member

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    I have real good luck at bartlett. I pull up on shore wheres there's rocks and walk the beach. I pick up a lot of gills. And I can always catch carp in sb cove usually for cut bait. That cat wasn't a flat or a channel. I've looke at pics online and it was a blue.
     
  4. bartlettcat

    bartlettcat New Member

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    Arizona
    Dis you get your carp back
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I keep saying that I will make it up there one day...

    ....I will make it up there one day.....:lol: !