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AZ
United States
33° 34' 41.8836" N, 111° 15' 38.178" W

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May 6, 2015

BARTLETT LAKE – Lake elevation is 1789 feet, feet, 87 % full.

Water temperature as of Thursday, April 16, was around 65 degrees. This is a fishing hot spot for largemouth bass. Expect to find active post-spawn bass in the shallows, especially the major lake points, islands and reefs. Dropshots, crankbaits and jigs are all working at times. Curly-tailed grubs on jig heads are a good bet here. There can also be sporadic top-water action for bass.

Crappie fishing should be decent (especially at night). Although most crappie may be small, there are just enough slabbers to kept it interesting.

This is the leading edge of the really good flathead catfish bite. Try live bluegill or small carp as bait. Look for the deeper holes, especially uplake where there is a little current.

Bluegills should be spawning. Try the backs of rocky coves using nightcrawlers or meal worms on light tackle.

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April 22, 2015

APACHE LAKE - Lake elevation is 1,907 feet (92-percent full). As with the other desert lakes, you can expect to find largemouth bass in pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn modes right now. Haven't heard anything on the smallmouth bass front recently.

Some anglers have done well catching largemouth bass, with some decent smallmouth bass as well. Please practice catch-and-release on spawners, especially smallmouth bass, to help this lake on the comeback trail.

This can be a great month for walleye. Walleye are light sensitive, so try at first and last light. Worm rigs can work, but another strategy is to tip any of your lures with pieces of night crawler, even while fishing for bass, and you might also get a walleye surprise.

Apache is also full of some really nice yellow bass. Try gold KastMasters or yellow/gold Rooster Tails.

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