Fishing at Lake Havasu Arizona

image

Lake Havasu is a 45 mile long reservoir that was created when the Parker Dam was built along the Colorado River in 1938. With an average depth of 30 feet, Lake Havasu is a popular home to Bass and Stripers and you will also find Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill and other fish in the area.

Bass Fishing in Lake Havasu

In Lake Havasu there are largemouth and smallmouth bass that range from 13 inches and above. Most of the smallmouth and largemouth bass are less than four pounds, but there are plenty of anglers that have caught bass larger than that. The Stripers are typically twelve to eighteen inches and most will be less than eight pounds. The bait used to catch bass is varied and every angler has their preference. You can always try top water bait in shallow water and the early morning hours and switch out to fishing lower in the lake during as the day gets towards noon time. Many anglers prefer using a rig with mackerel or anchovies and using spreading the chum generously. For Smallmouth Bass you can try plastic worms, or lures that resemble minnows. If you enjoy using live bait both crayfish and minnows work well for smallmouth bass and other bass species.

Bass can also be found in the Parker area and farther down in the river.

Catfish Fishing in Lake Havasu

Catfish can be caught in many areas of Lake Havasu. I have heard that the lower portion of the lake is a good place to find flathead catfish and that the interior points where artificial structures have been placed is a good place to start. Catfish can go above 40 pounds in Lake Havasu and you may find them in shallower water than you think. Many experienced catfish lovers use anchovies for bait and if you’re looking for channel catfish you may want to try shrimp, hot dogs and stink baits. The early morning and late afternoon hours are a good time to fish for catfish as they tend to be more active in the cooler temperatures.

Lake Havasu Piers and Fishing Docks

Lake Havasu piers and fishing docks are spread across the Havasu area. The Havasu Springs Pier can be accessed from highway 95 ten miles south of Lake Havasu. There is also the Mesquite Bay Piers one and two. Mesquite Bay Pier 1 is easily accessible and has bathrooms (without water) available, shade shelters and a cement path to the fishing pier. From Mesquite Bay Pier 2 it is a short hike before reaching the fishing pier and there is also a gravel parking lot available.

The piers are located on London Bridge Road, north of Industrial Boulevard. There is also the Havasu Wilderness Areas within the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge that runs from mile marker 234 south to mile marker 219 by Castle Rock. Near the Topock Gorge Marina and the I40 there is another area that has pullouts to fish from after a short hike.

Back to Slideshow

Lake Powell

image

Lake Powell is a paradise for boating, houseboating, waterskiing, fishing, and exploring the might and majesty of nature in Glen Canyon National Recreation ...

 

 

 


back to slide show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to slide show

 

 

 

 

Top Destinations

Flagstaff Arizona

Flagstaff is an attractive city that serves as the recreational center of Northern Arizona.....

Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix is the capital and largest city in Arizona .....

Tucson Arizona

Surrounded by saguaro forests and mountain peaks, Tucson is a thriving city........

Sedona Arizona

Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone......

Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County, Arizona approximately 18 miles. ......

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon has over 5 million visitors each year......

Monument Valley

Monument Valley was created from the ancestral Rocky Mountains ....

Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu City is home to the famed London Bridge as well as a spring break.......

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is a paradise for boating, houseboating, waterskiing, fishing etc ....

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the USA. It is located on the Colorado River .....

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is Divided into two regions ,Saguaro East and Saguaro West.....

The Petrified Forest

Formation of the petrified trees began when volcanic eruptions toppled trees in a lush forest.......

The Colorado River

The Colorado River supplies water to seven states......

Arizona State Parks

State trails, Park Fees,Permits, and access to much more info......

The Grand Canyon Sky Walk

Among our many site seeing adventures, the Grand Canyon Skywalk has been on our list .......

Grand Canyon Bus Tours

The Grand Canyon Bus Tours listed below are offered by Xanterra Parks & Resorts. This is the largest operator of park based enterprises........

Grand Canyon Air Tours

Viewing the Grand Canyon from the ground is a fabulous experience but if you’re looking for a broader view that provides a unique aerial perspective ........

The Phoenix Zoo

Find out about all the exciting events at the Phoenix Zoo. From Rock The Zoo to ZooLights, there is always something to do, no matter what season ......

Arizona County Map

See all of Arizonas counties from the Mohave to the Cochise ......

Arizona Department of Transportation

Find Airlines,Ferries,Railways and other transit info......