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    Night catfishing with kids

    I'd like to take my 9 year old out for a night of catfishing somewhere within a few hours. Not necessarily for size (though if we got a big one he wouldn't be too sad!). Problem is.....I have a buddy going with us who needs a hip replacement, so it's gotta be something we can drive to. We're coming up from Tucson, so that's why I'm assuming te 3 hour drive... Shooting for next weekend. Any ideas??
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    Night catfishing with kids

    Thanks for the replys. I think we're headed to Bartlett. I've never been there. We're taking off next Friday and fishing all night until Saturday morning. Will it be packed this time of year? Pretty close to Phoenix. Any advice as to best end of lake for Cats, easiest access, etc...?
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    Night catfishing with kids

    Coues.... Are you talking about the Salt River just as it comes into Roosevelt?
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    youth "hunt only" license question

    Is this $15 youth hunt-only license only available at G&F offices? Big 5 doesn't sell them. They said it isn't listed as an option that is offered by retail outlets.
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    5A cow end of Oct.

    My kids drew a couple of 5A cow tags at end of Oct. I've had 2 great hunts up there several years ago, but totally different experiences on the same Oct cow hunt. One trip, wacked them 2nd day, practically couldn't avoid them. A few years later, same hunt, very few elk. I figured they were disturbed by so many back-to-back hunts, and we finally pulled 2 out of a canyon with a nasty pack-out. I'm wondering if I should look further north of the rim, and get out in the open country in the mixed juniper stuff, if the elk have scattered. My heart is in the tall pines, and it's nicer camping there, but I keep hearing people talking about getting out of the pines and glassing. I'm just not sure if it's appropriate before large snowfalls drive the majority of them lower. Anyone got any thoughts or advice on this?