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Discussion in 'ARIZONA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Koda, Aug 15, 2005.
Going to try Patagonia tomorrow afternoon 8/16 will post results wednesday
Fished from 2:30pm to 10:30pm good bite on small channels but no flats, caught 8 eating size channels 1 1/2# to 2 1/2#, turned them back, thanks rick for coming down hope next go we do better
Good Luck down there guys. Try some Waterdogs if you can find em and afford 'em.
Met Koda and his better half at lake tuesday pm. Looking forward to meeting them there again. It was a tough nite.
The lake was full of crud and debris and the whole lake was chocolate color. Caught a few small channels, but no flathead runs. Did catch some monster sun fish. Someday I'm going to keep a mess of those big sunnies and cook them up.(yum) May try it again next Tuesday and hope the lake has cleared up a little by then. Luck to all.
Tuesday sounds good to us Rick will plan on about the same time unless you say otherwise, here is hopeing for a better bite on the flats.
Anyone else that would like to come on down you are more than welcome.
Just got back from camping at Patagonia for the weekend. Waters high & nasty. Didnt make the hike past the feeder creek, last time we tried there were to many weeds in the water. We decided to fish the cove just to the right of the beach. My girl caught a 6 lb channel off of cutbait near some cattails at the very end of the cove. (on my pole that i was not paying attention to) We also caught a couple smaller channels out of there & the elevated point on the other side of the cove with the pinic table on top of it. Had no runs on the live gills which were fished on my larger rod the whole time we were there.
On a side note, from what ive been told the elevated point used to be the old boat ramp back in the day, which is obvious by the large concrete slabs ive seen over there. Ive had a few runs on a gill there. Ive only fished it twice but think it might be a good spot for some flats. If anyone familiar with the spot let me know what you think...
Hey Ananakin.....You may be right about that being an old boat ramp. I fished Patagonia before it became a state park
and all the improvements were made and I seem to recall the ramp being in that area. However, since I am older than dirt, there's only a fifty-fifty chance of me being right.
When you get old, you lose two things right away. One is your memory and I can't remember the other one. You are right about that spot looking good. I have passed it many times, but there is usually someone fishing there. Sounds like you had a good time. That's what it's all about. Lots of luck. Rick
Glad you think so to. I see youve caught some large cats so you definetly have the experiance.
My girl caught a small channel in the end of that cove to the right of the beach. I must of hooked onto a fish by the high point on cutbait because I awoke to find the line tangled in the weeds & bell laying on the ground. It was on my ultra light with 10 lb test, so didnt take much for the line to snap once i started tugging to free the fish.
Tried alot of live small 2-3 inch bluegill on 1/0 gamaska hooks (or whatever theyre called) Had alot of bites but still not flatheads.
On another note, some guys on the beach had a casting net & let me use it to catch baitfish. I got it down pretty quick & will be purchasing one very soon. For all those who havent tried one, its a must have. In a short period of time i had more then enough baitfish for the whole nite.
Went to patagonia caught 3 small cats all on worms on the bottom close to the reeds but nothing esle really biting seen a couple of guys fishng for bass in a boat they caught two bass and realse them one on top water and the on black plastic worm but that is all that i have to say i am going to try go back out with in the month so i will let you know how it goes
Hello everyone, went to Patagonia today fished from eight am until three thirty pm better half caught five large sunfish (10"+) and six channels we will not talk about my luck but she outfished me by a good margin the channels are still biteing but no flats, used worms and corn forgot the shrimp oh well next go. Luck David
My wife and I fished Patagonia on the 15th. Caught blue gills all day long, including some really large ones. Then we fished for flatheads and she kicked "my fanny". She caught three, two about 6 or 8 lbs and one about 35+.
I caught one about 6 lbs. We had a couple of other runs that we didn't hook up on. It was a great nite.
My girl & I going up to Patagonia this weekend. Where exactly did you catch the flats at? Im thinking of fishing the beach next time we go. Did you guys release the big one?
chk out my post for salt river under az rivers for some pics of a big flat i caught recently.
Hi Anakin...We caught them on the North side of the lake not far from the marina channel. We released them all. I figure, with all the pressure Patagonia gets, catch and release is the only way to go. Good luck on Saturday.
Thought I'd post this picture of my wife's fish. She was holding it at an odd angle in her photo. I haven't heard the end her outfishing me yet. Luck to all.
Didn't get picture downloaded last time, so here it is. I hope.
I am going to Patagino this wed after noon to thursady will have a little boat is there any good flatheads up by the damn I was going try that Any Ideas would be appercted
Sorry I just read your post was not on late enough last night, the area on the spillway side of the dam is ok as is most of the areas around the cattails and rushes, I have had best luck close to the vegetation around the west end of the lake. Went over today and fished from 1030 to 1430 with a two boys 4&5 and 7 year old girl first trip for all of them, each boy caught a channel about 2.5# and the girl caught a 3.5# flathead so it was a lot of fun, caught all of the fish on ultra light gear baited with european night crawlers ( was trying for sunfish ) so it worked out well for us, hope you did well. I am going to try next week for a couple of days depending on the weather.
Went yesterday only caught one channel about 2 pound on that hog wild dip bait blood and caught about 20 huge sunfish with crickets but it was great day fishing