Check out the latest Black Crappie and Flathead Catfish Survey Results from October at Roosevelt Lake
The Arizona Game and Fish Department conducted their annual Flathead Catfish electrofishing survey the week of October 19. At Roosevelt Lake we caught 58 Black Crappie and 119 Flathead Catfish in our three day survey. Black Crappie were collected in trap nets and were weighed, measured, and released at the capture location. The Black Crappie we caught ranged from 3 inches to 10 inches in length. The largest Black Crappie weighed in at just under 1 pounds.
The Flathead Catfish were collected, weighed, measured, and tagged. All of the Flathead Catfish caught during the survey were released unharmed. By tagging Flathead Catfish, we learn about how fast they are growing in our Arizona Lakes. The Flathead Catfish we caught ranged from 3 inches to 41 inches in length. The largest Flathead Catfish weighed in at just over 37 pounds! At Pleasant Lake, the Flathead Catfish we caught ranged from 6.5 inches to 39 inches in length. The largest Flathead Catfish weighed in at just over 38.6 pounds! We added up the weights of all the Flathead Catfish we caught at the lake. The total weight is 553 pounds of Flathead Catfish! The Department will continue to monitor the Flathead Catfish population in both lakes on an annual basis.