Fishing in Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu is one of the best places to fish all year long, with comfortable outdoor temps that keep the fishing biting 12 months a year. Not only is the climate accommodating, but some anglers find record breaking fish and massive success in Lake Havasu. Redear sunfish have been known to grow to trophy size in Lake Havasu.
With over 60 miles of shoreline, Lake Havasu is a 25 mile long reservoir with layers of rocks that create pockets perfect for bass fishing near the shore. Lake Havasu boasts some of the freshest water around, fed by precipitation on the top of the Rocky Mountains.
The warm temperatures in Lake Havasu allow bass to thrive, making this one of the best bass fishing locations in Arizona and the surrounding regions. This, in addition to the healthy ecosystem that is carefully protected, is one of the reasons bass fishing championships are so often held in Lake Havasu.
If you have never fished Lake Havasu before, you are in for a treat. Plan ahead to make the most of your fishing trip by preparing the perfect place to stay and things to do.
Fishing in Lake Havasu
Fish Found in Lake Havasu
If you are planning a Lake Havasu fishing trip, you will be happy to learn that there are a variety of fish species present here. It is common to find catfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, redear sunfish, green sunfish, carp, and striped bass.
Fishing Licenses in Lake Havasu
If you do not already have an Arizona fishing license, plan to get one when you arrive. This won’t take long, and can be found at any of the local bait & tackle shops or online through the Arizona Fish & Game Department. Everyone in your group over age 10 will need a fishing license, which lasts for one year from the purchase date.
Bait & Tackle Shops in Lake Havasu
If you are looking for a local bait and tackle shop after arriving in Lake Havasu, you will have a few choices in town. Bass Tackle Master is considered the local speciality tackle shop, staffed with fishing experts who know Lake Havasu well. You will also find fishing licenses and a limited selection of bait at the Lake Havasu Walmart and Big 5 Sports.
For a great fishing experience, consider making a reservation with one of Lake Havasu’s fishing guides. Don’t waste your time learning the lake, and get right to fishing with the guidance of one of the local experts:
Planning a Fishing Trip in Lake Havasu
If you are planning a fishing trip in Lake Havasu, the first step is finding a great place to stay. Renting a house is the perfect way to enjoy some quality time with your fishing buddies at the end of the day, and we have just The Place.
With arcade games, a private pool, luxury bedding, big HDTVs, and a fully equipped kitchen, The Place has everything you need to feel at home on your fishing trip. The whole crew can stay together in The Place, with 3 bedrooms to give everyone their own space.
Check our availability and start planning your trip today by booking the perfect Lake Havasu vacation rental.
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