About Lake Havasu Lake Havasu is a reservoir that is 45 miles long located along the Colorado River. It is nestled on the border between California and Arizona. People travel to Lake Havasu from all around the country for house boating, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, and many other recreational activities. The terrain is very rugged, so much of the shoreline is not accessable from shore. It’s like a small resort town lined with a casino, restaurants, campgrounds, and RV Resorts. Lake Havasu is a lake that can be fished year round for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Bluegill, and Redear Sunfish. They completed the construction of the dam on this lake in 1938. This lake is owned and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.
Lake Havasu Details
Lake Size: 19,300 acres Maximum Depth: 90 feet Lake Length: 45 miles Shoreline: 450 miles Maximum Lake Elevation: 450 feet Avg Summer Surface Water Temp: 77 degrees Avg High Temperatures Spring: 90 degrees Summer: 108 degrees Fall: 92 degrees Winter: 65 degreesLake Havasu Water Level
Largemouth bass can be found around the boat docks, around submerged structures, in and around submerged vegetation, and off the points.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing At Lake Havasu
Smallmouth bass are found around the deeper canyon areas, around rocky points, and at Parker Strip below the dam. Other great fishing spots are found at Mesquite Cove, Take-Off Point, Havasu Springs, as well as up in the Topock Gorge.
Striped Bass Fishing At Lake Havasu
The main channel of the lake up to Mohave Rock, in the Windsor Basin, Havasu Springs, Parker Dam, and on the island at Site Six, you can usually run into striped bass.
Catfish Fishing At Lake Havasu
Catfish can be found in the coves and the rocks. Chicken livers, sardines, clams, catfish bait, and mini crawlers will do the trick.
Panfish Fishing At Lake Havasu
Bluegill, Crappie, and Sunfish can be caught around the docks, rocky areas, weeds, and submerged vegetation, as well as around under water structures using worms, crickets, live minnows, jigs, fly’s, small soft plastics, and small spinners and spinnerbaits will work best. Crappie can be found in the shallows, especially in the Bill Williams arm.
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Lake Havasu Fishing Guides
There are a few different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Havasu. FishingBooker is a service to help you find a local fishing guide to schedule your next guided fishing trip with. Click here to find your next fishing guide for Lake Havasu, or any lake, or any location that you want to hire a guide to get you and your friends on some fish!About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Lake Havasu Fishing Experience Awaits!