Bartlett Lake Fish Report

Bartlett Lake - Carefree, AZ (Maricopa County)


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
6-25-2014
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Lake elevation is 1,778 feet, 72 % full. The lake has risen 25 feet during the past week. Water temperature has been 81-82 degrees on the upper end (the lower end has been colder).

Gary Senft, Bass Pro at the Mesa Bass Pro Shops said on Thursday that the top-water bite has slowed way down, but fish are in a summer pattern (target islands, reefs, points -- a couple bass could be off any such structure.) But fishing is still good.

Also, Dave King from the north Phoenix Sportsman's Warehouse with this report from last week: - Bartlett has been hot. Been out the last three weeks pulling in 20-30 fish on half day trips.

- Deep-diving crankbaits and dropshot rigs have worked great. Ox blood, watermelon and morning dawn have all been working. Bigger fish are holding on the drop-offs in the main lake.

- Also the water from yellow cliffs up is dirty with a lot of debris. Water is rising fast. Main lake still clear.



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