Lake Havasu State Park Fishing Info
This beautiful lake located on the Colorado River along the Arizona-California border, is a twenty-thousand-acre impoundment. The fishing activities on the lake are not the only attraction here. The lake park attracts thousands of travelers every year from all parts of the world. It is a vacationer’s paradise. Water sports enthusiasts frequent this place year after year.
There are various resorts dotting the coast. Restaurants also serve great food. There are also fantastic night spots to relax and spend the weariness away. Travelers touring Arizona can access Lake Havasu off State Highway 95 at Parker and Lake Havasu City. You will even find ample place to rent rooms here. There are loads of activities to do for anglers and tourists alike.
The primary fish breeds here are the Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish and Striped Bass.
Smallmouth Bass flourish here. They have been introduced recently as their breeding is quick and they have outnumbered a lot of other breeds here. Small crankbaits, jerk bites and worms are easy baits for the Smallmouth Bass.
The sheer size of the lake and the State Park has given it the scope to have almost all the facilities that anglers around the world would want. There is a marina here as well. Anglers can bring their own boats and use the boat launch ramp here for a small fee. For those who do not have their own boats, boat rentals are available at the park itself. The park has world-class camping facilities with rooms for accommodation in every range. Convenience, bait and tackle stores abound around the shore in case there is a last-minute rush.
Lake Havasu has the most ideal fishing conditions all year round. This is the reason why the lake is the perfect destination where anglers head to at the drop of the hat. Another interesting fact about this place is that it hosts more than thirty fishing tournaments in a year all-around.
There are certain general guidelines to follow when anglers are looking to catch a particular breed of fish. For instance, night time is the best time to catch catfish and very early morning is a good time to bait a Largemouth Bass.
Every angler above the age of ten years, resident or non-resident, is liable to buy an angling license. Anglers below ten and blind anglers need not apply for a license. Anglers above the age of 70 years and those who have stayed in Arizona for a consecutive period of twenty-five years also qualify for a free license. Disabled veterans and those who have verification may get complimentary angling licenses.
Licenses can be obtained from
- Arizona Game and Fish Department office
- Official license dealers
- Purchased online from the AFGZD website.
Although the most time of the year is a good time to fish in Lake Havasu, fishing picks up in the spring especially when the water temperature warms from low 60s to upper 80s in the early March up to May.
Using plastic baits such as those that resemble worms, frogs and lizards work well while fishing. For best results and to take home a big fishing bag, anglers must fish around the weed beds, vegetation, boat docking areas, and artificial marine habitats.