Bartlett Lake AZ fishing report

Bartlett Lake - Carefree, AZ (Maricopa County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arizona Game and FIsh

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Weather: 58 degrees; Water: 70 degrees.

Dr. John and I arrived at Bartlett lake at 6 a.m. Still a little dark. We went out to our first spot and started catching fish on a white spinner bait. We also tried top water Ricos. Dr. John switched to small Rapala crankbaits and he was catching fish on every other cast. I decided to switch to crank bait also and I also started catching fish on every other cast. The bite slowed down after a few hours and we switched to 5150 worms (camo and green pumpkin candy curly). Also used Yamamoto twin tail gigs and Zoom brush hogs.

By the end of the day, we checked the fish counter and it read 131 total fish caught! What a fun time we had! Let me know when you want to go fishing. – Gary

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