San Bernardino, Southern California
Mojave County, Arizona

Lake Havasu Fishing

Fishing at Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is a popular year-round fishing destination. The lake is home to largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, and redear sunfish.

Where to Fish on Lake Havasu

Anglers do well both from boats and from shore. For those seeking largemouth bass, some of the best locations are from boat docks, around submerged structure and bushes, and off the points. Smallmouth bass are caught in the canyon areas, around rocky points, and at Parker Strip (below the dam). Excellent fishing is also found at Mesquite Cove, Take-Off Point, Havasu Springs and up in the Topok Gorge.

Striped bass are often taken in the main channel of the lake up to Mohave Rock, in Windsor Basin, around Havasu Springs, around Parker Dam, and at Site Six on the island. March through May are the best months for stripers. Anyone seeking crappie would do well in the shallows, especially the Bill Williams arm. Most of the docks are good places for bluegills. Sunfish are often found around structures and rocky areas or lurking in the weeds. Catfish are caught in the backs of coves.

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Best Baits and Lures   Fishing Supplies
Lake Havasu Fishing Guide Services

Fishing Map of Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu Fishing Map

Lake Havasu Water Level

Get the current water level for Lake Havasu from the US Bureau of Reclamation:
Lake Havasu Water Level

Record Fish from Lake Havasu

  • Redear Sunfish: 5.55 pounds, Arizona state record, caught by Robert Lawler, May 2011.
  • Carp: 42 pounds, Arizona state record, caught by Gary Ramsfield, March, 1979
  • Black Crappie 2 pounds 12 ounces, Arizona state record, caught by Julia Grammer in March 1996
  • Green Sunfish: 1 pound, 5.28 ounces, Arizona state record, caught by Jose Orozco, 1997

Which Baits and Lures Are Catching Fish at Lake Havasu?

Large and Smallmouth Bass : Hula grubs, Jigs, Plastics, Senkos, Shad Imitations, Crankbaits
Stripers :Chicken Liver, Lures, Shad Imitations, Jigs such as Striper Razor
Crappie: Nightcrawlers, Small Minnows
Bluegill: Worms,
Sunfish: Worms, small Lures, Crappie Tubes

Lake Havasu Guide Services

Sam's Fishing Guide Service
3880 Mcculloch Boulevard N, Lake Havasu City AZ
Phone: (928) 854-9378

McCormick Fishing Guide Service
2169 Chaparral Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 453-2277

Captain Doyle's FunFishing Guide Service
(928) 768-2667 or (866) 284-3262
Website: Captain Doyle's FunFishing Guide Service
Captain Doyle will take you out on the Colorado River in Topock Gorge fishing for bass, trout, and more. He has been fishing these waters for more than 30 years.

Bob Lee Professional Guide Service
2127 Holly Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 855-3406


Lake Havasu
Fishing Tackle and Bait

Angler's Pro Shop
362 London Bridge Rd. #2
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 854-2277

Bass Tackle Master
362 London Bridge Rd. Ste. 1
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 854-2277

Havasu Bait & Tackle
3032 London Bridge Rd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 8764-2248

Sandpoint Marina & RV Park
7952 Sandpoint Rd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 855-3413

Fisherman's Choice Pro Shop
13615 N. 35th Ave. #8
Phoenix, AZ (602) 993-1139

Tale Gunner Lures
5361 S. Jack Rabbit Dr.,
Fort Mohave, AZ
(928) 763-8066

Wright Way Tackle
1525 Ellerman Dr.
Kingman, AZ
(928) 753-5019

Hungry Fish Bait Tackle & More
2850 Arizona 68
Bullhead City, AZ
(928) 754-5335

Babbitt's Flyfishing Specialists
15 E. Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ
(928) 779-3253