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Old 06-10-2018, 04:28 PM
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Carnero Lake White Mtn s AZ

Went to Carnero Lake on Saturday, 6-9-18. Water low. Windy day. Three of us caught and released approx. 25 Rainbows. Average size 14". Wind blow us off at about 1:20 pm. We caught most fish on a pattern that our friend John B tied. Maroon Micro Leech, bead head sizes 14 and 16. Fish 3' below an indicator in about 4' of water. Usually, movement of fly produced a strike.
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:38 PM
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How are the weeds?
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:57 PM
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Weed report...

The lake is down 10-15% but the water quality is surprisingly good. Two feet of visibility, nice and cool and nearly no evidence of weeds! The fish are fat, healthy and in good numbers.

I will hit it again in the morning. No evidence of the damsel hatch yet but an indicator rig with a single ice cream cone Chronimid @ 3' will keep you as busy as you want to be. Go now, while the water is still there.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Mike. I too have been surprised by the water quality all spring and summer. Seems like it started at the end of last summer when the weeds just crashed. Still not sure what happened then, but the weeds haven't been bad since.

Glad to hear the fish are doing well also. Like you said, fish it now while its good.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:24 PM
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How’s is it launching a pontoon/boat there. Last year i went over there and you had to carry your pontoon a little ways to launch
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It's terrible at the launch on the west side. Saw guys enter over on the dam. I was up there with Mark, water quality was surprisingly good, as it was clear and at 59 degrees. Fish were healthy. It was really low and i really fear for what is coming for the lake and it's fish
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