Lake Havasu Fishing Report

Lake Havasu - Havasu City, AZ

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Lake Havasu (report courtesy of John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master via Arizona State Parks, 6/12/23), the striper bite has been good lately, especially in the morning between 5 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Try Lucky Craft Pointer 128/158s or Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps in the north end of the main basin all the way south to Black Rock and California Bay. If you're into cut bait fishing, anchovies or sardines have been productive lately as well. Anglers have been catching big channel and flathead catfish by using sunfish or bluegills in the 2.5- to 4-inch range as bait. Try a Carolina rig with 3/4- to 1-ounce sinkers with 12- to 15-pound test and a 24- to 36-inch leader for best results. If you're interested in world-class redear fishing, try using nightcrawlers around submerged grass beds. Some quality fish over 2 pounds have been caught here recently.

At Alamo Lake (report courtesy of Alamo Lake State Park Manager Drew Collett, 6/8/23), the bass fishing is currently good and most fish are being caught on spinner baits and lipless cranks, or drop shotting a Baby Brush Hog or worms in pumpkin or motor oil with red, silver, or blue specks. Channel catfish are being caught with nightcrawlers and dough bait rigged with a bobber or just off the bottom of the lake. Crappie fishing has been a mixed bag. The...... Read More