Bartlett Lake Fishing Report

Bartlett Lake - Carefree, AZ (Maricopa County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Gary Senft, Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops, said fishing was excellent recently, but it had been poor during his previous couple trips. Senft was following point out, casting Texas and dropshot-rigged, purple or red Roboworms in 20-30 feet of water of the main lake. Small, shad-colored crankbaits also caught largemouth bass around 11 a.m with overcast skies.

Colder ambient and water temperatures are causing a transitional pattern for bass, crappie and other species.

The water temperature will be in the mid to high 60s on most days.

Don’t forget the Bartlett Lake Marina is now open. See or contact 480-221-0503 for more information.

Lake elevation is 1,759 feet, feet, 51 % full.