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Old April 3rd, 2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Whats the story on San Carlos?

Ive never been there but have always wanted to go. Can anyone give up the scoop on how that lake operates since its on a Reservation.Ive heard you need a different licensr, a permit for parking, a permit for camping, a whole other registration for your boat ect...is it really that much of a hassle? Anyone know first hand what requirements are to fish there?
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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It went dry and had a complete fish dir off last year. But good news is I heard they still have the wooden out houses and still haven't 're hung the doors on them
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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Pretty sure there's no limits there still also. Plenty of camping and little ramp traffic.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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Wow!!! Guess ill scratch that off my to do list...
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Old May 9th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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Its a fun lake, the store on the way sells the permits. nice crappie there too.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:08 PM   #6
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Its a fun lake, the store on the way sells the permits. nice crappie there too.
Fun when it had water in it...
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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:24 PM   #7
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Fun when it had water in it...
Maybe he has a Time Machine...
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Old May 9th, 2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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Maybe he has a Time Machine...
I do, Ill take you on a trip when we meet
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Old May 9th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #9
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Excellent.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #10
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The comment about the outhouses reminded me of the average condition of the "facilities" on the White Mountain reservation a couple of years ago, usually bad to worse. I think they let stuff go worse every year.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #11
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Is the tribe's plan for this lake??? Thx
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Old June 30th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #12
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Is the tribe's plan for this lake??? Thx
The tribe doesn't own the water in San Carlos - the water cooperatives (farmers/ranchers) downstream do. I've spoken to the tribal G&F and they say the tribe is reluctant to do any restocking since the downstream demand can lower the lake level to zero again at any point in the future.

Right now the water level is the highest it's been in many years, but surveys by the tribal G&F haven't shown any bass or crappie survived. The lake is probably full of large cats and carp.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:17 PM   #13
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The tribe doesn't own the water in San Carlos - the water cooperatives (farmers/ranchers) downstream do. I've spoken to the tribal G&F and they say the tribe is reluctant to do any restocking since the downstream demand can lower the lake level to zero again at any point in the future.

Right now the water level is the highest it's been in many years, but surveys by the tribal G&F haven't shown any bass or crappie survived. The lake is probably full of large cats and carp.
OK, that really sucks.

Dewey, whats the word buddy? Is it doom & gloom?
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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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The tribe doesn't own the water in San Carlos - the water cooperatives (farmers/ranchers) downstream do. I've spoken to the tribal G&F and they say the tribe is reluctant to do any restocking since the downstream demand can lower the lake level to zero again at any point in the future.

Right now the water level is the highest it's been in many years, but surveys by the tribal G&F haven't shown any bass or crappie survived. The lake is probably full of large cats and carp.

Thanks.. I need to find out if the cat fishing is good. I would try it if the lake is not closed..
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Old July 1st, 2014, 06:03 AM   #15
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The tribe doesn't own the water in San Carlos - the water cooperatives (farmers/ranchers) downstream do. I've spoken to the tribal G&F and they say the tribe is reluctant to do any restocking since the downstream demand can lower the lake level to zero again at any point in the future.

Right now the water level is the highest it's been in many years, but surveys by the tribal G&F haven't shown any bass or crappie survived. The lake is probably full of large cats and carp.
no win situation, the more water in the lake the more they release until they reach minimum pool which in most cases unless during the winter is not survivable by game fish. After the lake reaches minimum then they use CAP water which is much more expensive. Would be nice if they increased the minimum pool to a higher level.
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