Bartlett Reservoir near Rio Verde, Arizona
While it’s true that the bass here don't grow to lunker proportions (5lbs+) you can however find lots of 1-3lbs fish. The crappies make up for it with plate sized fish. There are also huge flathead catfish. For big catfish try using live bluegills after dark. Flats that are adjacent to deep water are the best place to fish for catfish. Shad and crayfish make up the forage base therefor lures that are those colors work the best. The best places to fish are reefs, main lake points, and irregular shorelines. In the summer the best time to fish is after dark. In the fall the bass chase shad on the surface so surface lures are the best. For crappies small minnows fished on jigs work every time. Tight Lines!
Bartlett Reservoir Fishing near Rio Verde, Arizona
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Details for Bartlett Reservoir
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 33.818096 -111.631531
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Description for Bartlett Reservoir, Maricopa County, Arizona
Bartlett Reservoir is a reservoir located just 7.1 miles from Rio Verde, in Maricopa County, in the state of Arizona, United States, near Rio Verde Estates, AZ. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, carp, catfish, crappie, sunfish and flathead catfish here. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Bartlett Reservoir.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Arizona Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.