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Username: bassorbass
First Name: Allen
Last Name: Pickett
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Member Since: 04/10/11 05:51 PM
Last Login: 09/21/17 09:19 PM
Profile Views: 21980
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Zip: 85029
Country: USA
Website: www.pickettdentalab.com
Interests: fishing, playing electric and upright bass. Surfing fishing sites.
About Me: I'm self employed, dental laboratory technician/owner.
Also a semi-retired bassist, electric and upright, and harmonicist/vocalist.
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
all catfish and bass species
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
fly fishing
Water Type: Freshwater
Favorite Lures: bass flies
Fishing Rods: BPS White River Dogwood Canyon 7 weight fly rod, Martin 5/6 weight fly rod, Quantum Express medium action bait cast rod, Quantum Torsion medium action baitcast rod, Berkley Cherrywood medium action baitcast rod, Rhino Kevlar medium heavy baitcast rod, BPS Offshore Angler heavy action boat rod, Shakespeare Ugly Stick medium action spinning rod, Berkley Cherrywood medium action spinning rod, Berkley Cherrywood light action spinning reel.
Fishing Reels: Ross Flystart 3 fly reel, Orvis Clearwater fly reel, Quantum Mantra baitcast reel, BPS Extreme baitcast reel, Meiselbach baitcast reel, BPS Mega-Cast MCM2000 baitcast reel, Peen Peer 209 levelwind reel, Pflueger Solara spinning reel, Abu Garcia Cardinal 101 spinning reel, Daiwa ultra light spinning reel.
Fishing Techniques: I fish with fly cast, bait cast, and spinning rigs.
Favorite Fishing Spot: Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake, Canyon Lake

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Allen Pickett's Trips

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4th annual Flat Cat Classic tournament
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Bartlett Reservoir
5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014

I attended the 4th annual Flat Cat Classic flathead catfish fishing tournament May 2,3,4 2014. What a fantastic event! The comraderie was fantastic, great food, wonderful prizes, trophies, cash awards, raffles, and some truly big fish.
First prize was a 49 pound flathead caugh by a first timer...his first catfish! Second place was 38 pounds, third was 32 pounds. Heaviest channel catfish prize went to a 8.9 pound channel cat. And smallest flathead was @ 10 inches long.
I hooked a contender, but it broke my 50 pound test mono leader after @ 1 minute of fighting. Really big fish. It was like trying to raise a Buick from the depths. Losing it was quite a disapointment. Next year I'm using titanium or stainless steel leaders.
Still had a fantastic time and will be attending this event every year from now on.
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Bartlett Lake 11-8/9-13
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Bartlett Lake
11/8/2013 - 11/9/2013

Hit Bartlett again in the new boat! Only caught one fish, a pretty largemouth bass. the weather was perfect. *0's during the day, 40's over night.

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Bartlett Lake with new boat.

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Bartlett Lake
9/27/2013 - 9/28/2013

Towed my new boat with my new truck to Bartlett lake for some sunfish, bass, and channel/flathead catfish action. Only got one very nice 9 to 10 inch green sunfish and one 1 pound channel cat, but my new boat ran like a dream, and my new truck towed it like a feather. Saw lots of wild bird life; snowy egrets, great blue herrons, bald eagles, turkey vultures, cormorants, and a few ducks. All in all, a very pleasant time on the water!

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Bartlett Lake, 4-12/13-13

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# Reviews: 1
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Bartlett Lake
4/12/2013 - 4/13/2013

We arrived at the lake and headed up river. Beached the boat next to "Flathead Ed", who 6 hours before our arrival, landed the new Arizona state record flathead catfish ;76.5 pounds.
We didn't do so well, we each caught a 1 pound channel cat, and in the pre-dawn I caught a 6.75 pound channel cat.
Oh well, still a great weekend on the water with my fishing partner Danny.

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Canyon Lake 6-6/7-12
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Canyon Lake
6/6/2012 - 6/7/2012

Another fun trip, though not much for numbers of fish. Total of 7 channel cats and several sunfish.

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Canyon Lake 4-6/7-12

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Canyon Lake
4/6/2012 - 4/7/2012

My annual birthday trip.

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Lake Pleasant 1-6/7-12
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Lake Pleasant
1/6/2012 - 1/7/2012

We didn't get any largemouths or catfish, but we did get on a school of striped bass twice and caught several.

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Canyon Lake 9-23/24-11
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Canyon Lake
9/23/2011 - 9/24/2011

Fished mainly at The Point campground. Quite crowded. While fishing for sunfish for flathead cat bait I caught a 6 pound channel cat on my 5/6 weight fly rod. WOW! What a great fight on that light rear. Took @ 10 minutes to land it. Later that night I hooked what must have been a BIG flathead on my medium heavy channel cat rig because I couldn't turn or stop the fish, after @ 60 to 90 seconds it wrapped my line around a snag and I lost it. Also caught a 12" yellow bullhead and a channel cat the same size. Lots of bluegill and green sunfish.

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Canyon Lake 9-23/24-11
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Canyon Lake
9/23/2011 - 9/24/2011

Fished mainly at The Point campground. Caught a 6 pound channel cat while fishing for sunfish on my 5/6 weight fly rod. Took @ 10 minutes to land it on a small red wet fly. Later hooked what must have been a BIG flathead on my medium-heavh channel cat rig. Couldn't turn or stop the fish, wrapped my line around a snag and I lost it. Caught a couple other channels and a 12" yellow bullhead. Lots of sunfish.
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Lake Pleasant 8-20/21-11
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Lake Pleasant, AZ
8/20/2011 - 8/21/2011

Fished mainly Humbug Cove. The lake level was drwan down as low as I've ever seen it and made fishing tough. The up side was that I got to check out structure and the creek channel that are normally submerged, and that will be helpful when the water level returns to normal.

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08/30/14 09:01 PM

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Allen Pickett's Messages

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fliteking
11/26/12 05:28 PM


Joined http://www.outdoor-fishing.com/ as you suggested. Nice site. Covers water fairly local to me.

Starting to Ice Up here . . . accuweather saying 50's on the weekend though. If I can get enough wood cut (chores first) I might get back out there one more time in 2012.

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Smallmouth Rank
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Total Trips:14
Total Photos:53
Total Hotspots:10
Total Trip Reviews:8
Total Trip Comments:1
Total Location Reviews:3
Total Location Comments:0
Total Locations Added:0
Total Locations Edited:0
Total Message Board Posts:166
Total Species Comments:5
Total Species Recipes:0
Total Species Edited:0
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Total Overall Points:260



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