FLW Stren Series Lake Roosevelt April 09

FLW Stren Series Lake Roosevelt April 09

FLW Stren Series Lake Roosevelt April 09.

 Road Trip

Road Trip

 Hello again Arizona; they never welcome you when you enter California; they just make you pull over and ask questions and you better have the right answers!

Hello again Arizona; they never welcome you when you enter California; they just make you pull over and ask questions and you better have the right answers!

 Just crossed the border

Just crossed the border

 Almost there

Almost there

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The destination; Named after the U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt Lake located in central Arizona east of Phoenix in the Tonto Valley at the confluence of Tonto Creek and the Salt River was created by the completion of the Roosevelt Dam in 1911 in the then Arizona Territory. Arizona was admitted into the Union and officially became the 48th U. S. state, the Grand Canyon State, on February 14, 1912. Roosevelt Lake is part of the massive Salt River Project which provides agricultural water supply and hydro electrical power throughout areas of Arizona.

 Lake Roosevelt looking down from my space ship.

Lake Roosevelt looking down from my space ship.

 Let’s take a look around

Let’s take a look around

 Tonto Creek

Tonto Creek

 Trees and brush abound

Trees and brush abound

 Can you see the band on the left leg?

Can you see the band on the left leg?

 Tonto Creek entering the lake from the Northwest

Tonto Creek entering the lake from the Northwest

 Blue Heron

Blue Heron

 5 seconds before impact, there is a submerged log just ahead and it’s going to leave a dent in the lower unit, battle scars

5 seconds before impact, there is a submerged log just ahead and it’s going to leave a dent in the lower unit, battle scars

 Food must be close by

Food must be close by

 Cover is everywhere, look for the boat it will give you a sense of scale

Cover is everywhere, look for the boat it will give you a sense of scale

 The Eagles Nest

The Eagles Nest

 A Quintet

A Quintet

 Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus

 Apache Territory don’t get caught outside the presidio walls

Apache Territory don’t get caught outside the presidio walls

 Main Lake Water

Main Lake Water

 Desert Color

Desert Color

 Schön

Schön

 Bonita

Bonita

 Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

 Sierra Ancha Mountains

Sierra Ancha Mountains

 In front of a vertical cactus garden

In front of a vertical cactus garden

 Buena Vista

Buena Vista

 Rock Garden

Rock Garden

 Layers

Layers

 Roosevelt Bridge

Roosevelt Bridge

 Panorama

Panorama

 Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

 You never know what you will catch. This yellow bass went for my spinnerbait.

You never know what you will catch. This yellow bass went for my spinnerbait.

 To boldly go where no boat wrap has gone before

To boldly go where no boat wrap has gone before

 Underspin Bass

Underspin Bass

 There is a bass in there trust me just ask Troy

There is a bass in there trust me just ask Troy

 Frog Water

Frog Water

 In the thick of it

In the thick of it

 Fishing a flooded road bed

Fishing a flooded road bed

 Rio Salado / Salt River enters the lake from the east

Rio Salado / Salt River enters the lake from the east

 Barely over the slot limit

Barely over the slot limit

 Night Fishing, Nice Bass

Night Fishing, Nice Bass

 Time to go to work

Time to go to work

 4lb 9oz Day One Co-Angler Big Bass; the fish always look smaller when I hold them. I need a photo double, someone who looks like me but is about 2/3rds my size.

4lb 9oz Day One Co-Angler Big Bass; the fish always look smaller when I hold them. I need a photo double, someone who looks like me but is about 2/3rds my size.

 Day 3 Top 10 cut

Day 3 Top 10 cut

 Final day Walmart weigh in; hey this is fun, I need to do this more often!

Final day Walmart weigh in; hey this is fun, I need to do this more often!

 Two greats, pro angler Roy Hawk on the left and FLW’s Chris Jones on the right. Roy Hawk wins and is the first angler to win back to back Stren events, wow!

Two greats, pro angler Roy Hawk on the left and FLW’s Chris Jones on the right. Roy Hawk wins and is the first angler to win back to back Stren events, wow!

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