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Roosevelt Lake

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Roostertales Bass Club had their monthly one-day tournament on Saturday, May 19 at Roosevelt Lake. Water temperatures were in the low to mid-70s. It was a beautiful day with light wind. All teams weighed a limit. Most teams were culling through the day with many fish in the 13-inch range caught. It appears some fish are starting to move deeper with fish caught from shoreline to 20-feet. Techniques widely varied, including topwater, senko, fluke, dropshot, crankbait, and jig. The winning bag was slightly over 12#, with the next two bags over 9#. The largest single bass was a largemouth around 4#. The Club’s next tournament is our first evening/night tournament on Bartlett Lake on Saturday, June 9. If you have interest in fishing our club, our next meeting is Monday, June 4 at 7 pm at the BassPro shop meeting room on the second floor.   

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Saguaro Lake

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Roostertales Bass Club had a great day at Saguaro on Saturday April 28 with ten boats fishing. It was a mixed bag of techniques that delivered fish –including dropshot, topwater in the morning, jerkbaits in the morning and when the wind kicked up in the afternoon, and shaky head. Fish were still on the beds. Although they were less cooperative when compared to early March, several of the top bags were anchored by bed fish. The grass bite was not as good as in earlier weeks. Other fish were caught on shelves, points, and rock. Fish were still generally shallow with water temperature around 70 degrees. The largest weights in the tourney were all between 10 and 11 pounds. Most teams weighed a limit. Our next tournament is at Roosevelt Lake on May 19. If you are interested in joining our club, meetings are on Monday at 7 pm before each Saturday tournament. Contact any club member for more information.

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Lake Havasu

Monday, April 2, 2012

Our tournament at Lake Havasu was great. We got warmed up the night before huddling around Kelly’s boat and cooler of beer in the Quality Inn parking lot. Only 8 boats participated, but everyone caught a limit. The three top weights were 19.1, 18.83, and 17.74 pounds. The smallest bag was still 11.7. Big fish was a 6.51 largemouth. It seemed more largemouths were caught than smallies on tournament day, although more smallies seemed to show on the practice day for those who came up early. Water temperatures were around 62 degrees. There was not much of a reaction bite. It was all about fishing the beds. Bed fish were caught mostly in the larger coves both down and up river. Some were caught main lake. Typical bed lures were in play– tubes, lizards, senkos, drop shot.

Our next tournament is at Saguaro on April 28, 2012.

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And so it begins…

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We started the 2012 season on Canyon Lake. The weather was perfect but, the fishing was not. Only 1 team brought in 5 fish to the scales. Most of the fish were caught deep as a storm front moved in mid-morning and pushed them deep. Spoons and drop shot was the bait to throw.

We got some new members this year and hope to get some more.

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And the Winner is:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Congratulations to Redding and Griffith on another great finish and winning the 2011 Roostertales point series. 

Lake Pleasant proved to to be a challenge and made or broke some teams’ seasons. Only one team came in with a bag to the scales. It was a beautiful day on the lake but someone forgot to tell the fish. 

The day started with 1 team in a commanding lead in 1st place. 1 team with a 4 point lead in second place. 1 team with a 1 point lead in third place and 2 teams tied for fourth place. 

The day ending with Redding and Griffith winning the 2011 season. 1 team coming from 4th place to take the second place spot and a tie for 3rd place that was decided by which team had caught the biggest fish during the year.

Thank you to all the teams that fished in the Roostertales Club this year for making it one of the closest seasons we have seen in awhile.

Our 2012 season will be starting up in January with the tournament dates being posted soon. We are looking forward to another great year with great people and great competitors.

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Canyon Lake

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Well 1 more down with one to go at Lake Pleasant.

Canyon proved to be a very rough lake for everyone with only one team coming in with a limit. The next closest limit was 3 fish. The morning was very, very windy and made fishing tough, and the cool weather didn’t help much either. We all had a good time and picked up some new club members in the process which should make next year even better. 

The points only got tighter with 4 teams going to second place.  Lake Pleasant will make or break our seasons, but it’s been a heck of a year so far.

See you at Pleasant!

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Alamo Lake

Monday, September 26, 2011

Well the standings are getting tight and Alamo made it even tighter. First place is out of reach unless Redding and Griffith make a big mistake or we take the drain plug and props off their motors.  Second place on down, on the other hand, is up for grabs. Second to seventy is only 10 points apart. So, the next two tournaments will make or break everyone’s year.

Alamo was tough with the water level down and being a slot lake.  Finding a over was hard and when you did the fish just didn’t look healthy. I had a 16 inch fish that weighed in at 1.05 lbs. Either way, it was a good time but stay tuned as action is heating up.

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Roosevelt Lake

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We fished from 4am to 1pm to avoid the heat that you see this time of the year.  The day started off with a lot of lightning and some rain. It cleared up about 10am and we had sun. The fishing was pretty good for some and so-so for others. The end of the years’ results are taking shape with most of the position still up for grabs. 

We also voted on moving this years annual Christmas party from Apache Lake to Saguaro Lake with dinner and awards being in Mesa. More information coming soon.

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Willow Springs

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Willow Springs proved to be a challenge on a lot of levels. First the fishing was pretty tough and the only thing that made the trip worth it was the weather and being on such a beautiful lake. Then the sky turned gray and it started to rain. The rain stopped for about 5 minutes and then it started again and boy did it come down. Slowed down again and we thought it was over until it started to downpour and then it turned to pea-sized hail. We all must have said screw it and started heading to the ramp at the same time, because when we got the boat turned around, all I saw was the whole club trying to get to the ramp as fast as possible.

Of course when we got to the ramp everyone in our club and all the others that were on the lake were trying to get off the water so the ramp was a mess.

All and all we all had a good time and it gave us something to remember it by.

Thank you to all of you that made the trip up to fish with us.

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Memorial Open Bartlett Lake

Monday, June 13, 2011

I would like to thank everyone that came out to the open. We had 21 boats and the fishing was very close. Everyone caught lots of fish but, most of the fish were less than 10 inches. If you had some 2 lb fish you where doing good. On behalf of the Roostertales Bass Club, I would like to thank everyone that came out to fish our open.

Thank you all!

1st – John Dille and Tom Hunt – 10.90 lbs – $815.00
2nd – Jeff Alan and Rickey Minor – 10.78 – $605.00
3rd – Jim Davis Sr. and Jim Davis Jr. – 10.77 – $460.00
4th – Milt Sommerfield and Ed Ricci – 9.94 – $220.00
5th – James Tucker and Steve Miller – 9.90
6th – Charles Bothun and Ron Smith – 9.79
7th – Phil Brewer and Wade Wheat – 9.64
8th – Kelly Brooks and John Williams – 9.62
9th – Chad Huddle and John Daniels – 9.42
10th – Mitch Ross and Joe Meyers – 9.28
11th – Terry Schilling and Jerrell Thomas – 9.14
12th – Jay Redding and Michelle Griffith – 9.12
13th – Marty Halsey and Athena Hammond – 8.87
14th – Steve Weir and Gary Redding – 7.65
15th – Kerry Budinger and Keith Marshall – 7.51
16th – Jason Blauvelt – 7.41
17th – Bob Preble and Brett Jokela – 7.14
18th – Mark Dornbusch and Chase White – 7.14
19th – Joey Swann and Rusty Swann – 6.55
20th – Dustin Howell and Darrell Howell – 4.55
21st – Jimmy Savoini and Tim Jacobs – 7.04

1st Big Fish Jay Redding and Michelle Griffith – 4.04 – $324.00
2nd Big Fish Terry Schilling and Jerrell Thomas – 3.65 – $216.00