Lake Havasu Fishing and Water Sports

lake havasu cityParker Dam created a water wonderland in an area where large natural bodies of water do not exist. The International Jet sport Boat Association Work Finals are held here, earning Lake Havasu the nickname – “Personal Watercraft Capital of the World”. Over 400 miles of shoreline provide beautiful pristine beaches, swimming areas, campgrounds and fishing spots.

Any type of water recreation can be found here including aqua cycles, bumper boats, jet skis, ski boats, pontoons, fishing boats, houseboats, sail boats, kayaks, canoes, para-sailing, and of course, all kinds of speedboats. If you don’t have your own equipment, these can all be rented from local area businesses. – Click Here for Information of Watercraft Rentals in Lake Havasu

desert storm lake havasuMost of the watercraft you will see around the lake are personal powerboats, from small boats to the awesome and powerful speedboats. Tour boats are also a big draw on Lake Havasu, The Dixie Belle is a Mississippi type paddle wheel boat that gives narrated tours. The Kon Tiki offers lake excursions to popular Copper Canyon. This narrated one hour cruise heads south across Lake Havasu and down the Colorado River. The cruise features stops at beautiful Copper Canyon and viewing locations along the way to see the historical lighthouses that line the banks of Lake Havasu. Blue Water Jet Boat Tours have tours of Topock Gorge and gambling trips to Laughlin. Water is what Lake Havasu is all about!

Lake Havasu is also home to some of the biggest and baddest boat regattas anywhere. From the manufacture regattas to Desert Storm that is put on every year.


Along the 450 miles of shoreline at Lake Havasu, you will find sandy beaches, perfect weather and campsites. Lake Havasu in the desert Lake Havasu boating southwest is a great place for water sports and camping. Summer temp are regularly in the 100’s and during late February and early March you can expect daytime highs in the low 80’s and nighttime lows in the 40’s. The area averages about 4 inches of rain a year and the months of March and April tend to be very dry.

The sunsets are breathtaking and the sunrises spectacular. The clear night skies are perfect for stargazing with little interference from city lights.

fishing in lake havasuFishing in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu boasts the best year-round fresh water fishing in Arizona and California. You can find bass, crappies, bluegills, carp and catfish in the many coves and inlets of the deep water. There are fishing access areas all over, like Take-Off-Point, Mesquite Cove, Havasu Springs and Site Six just to name a few.

The Lake Havasu Fish Hatchery and The Havasu Fisheries Project are very important for future generations of fisherman. They are instrumental in bringing back several species of fish that disappeared with the construction of the Parker Dam. Seven isolated coves have been set aside to raise the populations of bonytail chub and razorback suckers. After they reach twelve inches in length they are released into the lake.

There are many fishing competitions here in Lake Havasu with more and more every year. – Click Here for the Latest Lake Havasu Fishing Report


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