Went to bartlet last night @ bartlet flats

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by luv2fishaz, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. luv2fishaz

    luv2fishaz New Member

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    Got there @ 6:eek:opm. No luck on catching baitfish so I used waterdogs. Nothing on those either. I am going next week probably by the dam. FYI the water dropped about a foot between 6:00pm and 3:00am.
     
  2. stinky fingers

    stinky fingers New Member

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    Better luck next time.

    Is the water still muddy?
     

  3. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Too bad, with this gorgeous weather, I figure it should be getting good soon.

    * I won't go back until the lake is below 90%, (which should not take long.)

    ~ I need beaches to fish for carp..

    ** I bet one of us gets a good one this summer.. The flatheads should be heating up soon..

    Thanks for the post..
     
  4. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey - Good Morning Andy,

    Yea - I'm hoping for the same thing at the Blyth Gathering in June. :cross::0a32:
    :wink:

    Take It Easy :0a23:
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship::0a23:
    Bert & "Deltalover"
     
  5. luv2fishaz

    luv2fishaz New Member

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    Yep it`s still muddy but it should`nt be long before everything clears up.:big_smile:
     
  6. micah

    micah New Member

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    I went out to Bartlett last Wednesday and I hardly recognized the lake. Places I camped out last year are in 40 feet of water. I can't wait for the Flats to start moving.
     
  7. luv2fishaz

    luv2fishaz New Member

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    Did you have any luck. and yes i can`t wait either:001:
     
  8. micah

    micah New Member

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    I only fished for bass. I went out there to see how far up in the river i could get. Caught 3 bass in about 3 hours
     
  9. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Better luck next time I hope you catch some
     
  10. juggalo

    juggalo New Member

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    whats the best bait for flatties
     
  11. houghty26

    houghty26 New Member

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    Live bait, in Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa on the Missouri River it is chubs, bluegill, goldfish. They like it live so whatever the eat where you are. Blue cats like live and stinky and so do channels. Smaller cats are caught on stink bait/worms, bigger on cut bait, and flatties on live as a general rule. Rules have been broken:)
     
  12. juggalo

    juggalo New Member

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    thanks for the info on fishing for flatties ill let you know if i get any
     
  13. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Hey Lonnie,
    What lakes do you fish?

    * Your best bait for flathead would be a live blue gill on a slip rig..

    ~ I don't think there is a shortage of information on recomended baits and rigs on this site...

    * Take care~
     
  14. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    I catch carp in the same places I catch gills, right along rocky out croppings. I used to try dough balls, but found that plain old corn works better than anything, and you can use it to catch gills, carp, and baby cats.

    Sometimes I switch it up with nightcrawlers, and I still catch gills, carp, and baby cats (sometimes baby flats even). Fun stuff on an ultralite rig. Last week I caught a 4 pound carp on 4 lb test. :cool2:
     
  15. Capt catfish

    Capt catfish New Member

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    I brought in a 15+ Amur at RMP a couple weeks ago on some cheap 4lb line...What a nightmare.....