Jump to content





Photo

Alamo is dropping


  • Please log in to reply
67 replies to this topic

#1 Ohthatguy

Ohthatguy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 184 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mesa

For anyone following the questions and drama surrounding the flush, it has begun and the lake is now dropping. 



#2 Roosevelt Mark

Roosevelt Mark

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 502 posts
All the drama for 9 feet.

#3 el diablo

el diablo

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,230 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Desert Hills
9 veritical feet is a lot. Especially when many bass have already made beds and some already spawned leaving those out of the water.

#4 oz31p

oz31p

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,306 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:peoria, AZ
I talked with the lake store yesterday.

They assumed that both ramps will usable for the next 2 weeks. Then likely the cholla ramp will be unusable, then 2 weeks later the main ramp and eventually the dirt ramp will be used .

As for its affect on fishing... I wish I knew

"Just where is it I could find bear, beaver, and other critters worth cash money when skinned?"

 

  Genesis 27:3   Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;


 


#5 jim

jim

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts

All the drama for 9 feet.

It is really not drama it is the blatant ignoring of the civilians by the Government entity once again. And yes 9 feet at this lake or any other lake this time of year is very detrimental to the fish populations that spawn shallow. Thank god they all don't spawn at once but with the water temps and time of year this will hurt the population. 



#6 Roosevelt Mark

Roosevelt Mark

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 502 posts
Not all fish spawn at the same time or spawn shallow. This may effect the overall fish population a little bit. But probably not a devistatoin.

1 time = not so bad

Several times over the next 5 years = very bad.

#7 CouesPursuit

CouesPursuit

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,367 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mesa, AZ
  • Interests:Coues - Waterfowl
    Elk - Crappie

Bad news is, the lake is dropping and there are several guys catching bass and aggressive crappie on beds as we speak. Their eggs will be high and dry before long, and the fish moving in next will likely suffer the same.

 

Good news is, I can say with certainty that many large female crappie are still prespawn, feeding on schools of shad in 60 FOW+. As long as the drawdown goes at outlined, and stops by April 1st, there should be a sufficient spawn IMO. Especially with the cold front up there this week. 

 

It shouldn't be the end of the world but Alamo was absolutely lined up for a much needed "super spawn" this year to fend off the retirees, Californians and other nonresidents. 



#8 trphyhntr

trphyhntr

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,823 posts

 this will have little to no effect on anything. 



#9 oz31p

oz31p

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,306 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:peoria, AZ
I was headed back this weekend but now I’m not sure. Barttlet is low and has a algae bloom. Might have to make my first trip to Roosevelt

"Just where is it I could find bear, beaver, and other critters worth cash money when skinned?"

 

  Genesis 27:3   Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;


 


#10 Chris

Chris

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,194 posts
  • Gender:Male

It's not just 9 feet.   35 vertical feet.



#11 dmoto

dmoto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix, AZ
  • Interests:Hunting quail, ducks and turkey with the occasional elk thrown in.

I was headed back this weekend but now Im not sure. Barttlet is low and has a algae bloom. Might have to make my first trip to Roosevelt


Bartlett is on fire right now for bass. But problem is they are the same ole Bartlett rats. A 2# bass is a monster out of there.

#12 trphyhntr

trphyhntr

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,823 posts

I was headed back this weekend but now Im not sure. Barttlet is low and has a algae bloom. Might have to make my first trip to Roosevelt

Bartlett is on fire right now for bass. But problem is they are the same ole Bartlett rats. A 2# bass is a monster out of there.

Isn't that how Alamo is also?

#13 bigj23

bigj23

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 246 posts
  • Gender:Male
Ya but much bigger fish.

#14 dmoto

dmoto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix, AZ
  • Interests:Hunting quail, ducks and turkey with the occasional elk thrown in.

I was headed back this weekend but now Im not sure. Barttlet is low and has a algae bloom. Might have to make my first trip to Roosevelt

Bartlett is on fire right now for bass. But problem is they are the same ole Bartlett rats. A 2# bass is a monster out of there.
Isn't that how Alamo is also?

Could be I suppose? I haven't been out that way in over a decade.

#15 trphyhntr

trphyhntr

    Premier Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,823 posts

Ya but much bigger fish.


Oh I thought Alamo had mostly 1-2lber




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users