Bartlett Lake Fish Report

Bartlett Lake - Carefree, AZ (Maricopa County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Edy K.: Caught this beautiful flathead catfish at Bartlett Lake April 15 and there was only one thing I could do" take this photo" and release him back. So, I'm asking others that want to catch the big one, to do the same.

Caught at 1 pm using 65-pound braided line and a 2 ounce slip sinker, and a 6/0 j-hook on 20-pound monofilament leader, Live bluegill hooked just above lateral line will keep it alive. Threw out to 30 feet into a hole, where this mammoth cat was.

The absolute best fishing trip ever.

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Arizona Game & Fish Department Reports
for Friday, April 10th, 2015
Lake Pleasant: Lake Pleasant Fish Report
Bartlett Lake: Bartlett Lake Fish Report
Saguaro Lake: Saguaro Lake Fish Report
Apache Lake: Apache Lake Fish Report
Canyon Lake (AZ): Canyon Lake (AZ)
Roosevelt Lake: Roosevelt Lake Fish Report
Lake Powell: Lake Powell Fish Report
Lake Havasu: Lake Havasu Fish Report