Fish Habitat for Bartlett Lake

Posted Saturday May 27, 2017 by wf_admin

The fishing for largemouth bass and crappie in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest is much improved thanks in part to your support. This Wildlife Forever grant was used to purchase fish habitat structures. The project was a part of a 7-year effort to install fish structures throughout Bartlett Lake, northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona. The ultimate goal is 42,000 fish structures which have an expected life of 35 years or more. The structures funded by the Wildlife Forever grant were installed at Budge Island South. Over 1,000 volunteers have thus far assisted with the ongoing project, with more to come. The fishing is great at Bartlett Lake thanks to your support. When you get the chance, head out Highway 87 from Scottsdale and take advantage of the work you made possible on Bartlett Lake.