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WILDWILLY 09-02-2018 03:21 PM

San carlos
In September of 2012 the level in San Carlos dropped to 2403 and they had a massive fish kill.
The lake rebounded in the fall of 2016 and fished very well.
This June the lake dropped to 2395 which is 8 ft below the 2012 fish kill.
Today the lake has come up to 2400 ft but this is only 3 ft below the level in 2012.
Anyone have any information on the current situation at the lake ???
My only reliable source is no longer with us.

Baiter 09-08-2018 04:44 AM

Lots of dead fish. I have seen a number of pics from this year. I had a good day out there this spring. Hopefully we can get a number of normal rainfall years in a row so it can come back

WILDWILLY 09-08-2018 05:38 PM

Friend from Safford had good fishing the fall of 2017.
Fishing for me in Feb 2018 was only fair to poor.
Would like to see current pics if you can find and post them.

FlyRod 09-08-2018 09:46 PM

Less water in the Gila River!
I heard Thursday night at the ZGTU meeting that New Mexico is going to assert their water rights under the CAP agreement on the Gila River. This means less water for San Carlos and Arizona. Better fish the lake while you can. The future could be bleak. :mad:

WILDWILLY 09-09-2018 06:24 AM

Oh well....just 1 more world class fishery down the drain. No more monster Crappie.

Sasquatch 09-12-2018 11:32 AM

Want to save the water in San Carlos? Tell the farmers in the Safford area to stop growing cotton in a desert.

Wind_Knot 09-12-2018 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by Sasquatch (Post 172502)
Want to save the water in San Carlos? Tell the farmers in the Safford area to stop growing cotton in a desert. wife and I private permit the CO though the Grand Canyon almost every year and I have the same thoughts when we get to the lower canyon below Diamond Creek and see the ‘bath tub ring’ 30 ft up the canyon walls. Big cities in the desert just seems like a dumb idea.

Sasquatch 09-19-2018 11:17 AM

Never rafted the canyon, love to one day.
Speak of rings, my closest bass reservoir (or should I say irrigation reservoir) is at 3%, down over 100'. Fishing is fantastic, no place to hide.
Hard to complain about water with what those poor souls in the Carolinas are having to deal with.

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