Fishing and Wildlife (Lake Havasu City)

(Cox7 advertiser) Anglers love Havasu. Over 25 years ago the Lake Havasu Fisheries constructed fish habitats in 42 coves on the lake. The fishing on Lake Havasu is considered some of the best in Arizona, possibly the Southwest.

Fishing just about anywhere on the lake can be rewarded with a trophy size catch of a variety of healthy fish species. Big and small mouth bass, striped bass, record size read ear sun fish and catfish inhabit the lake.

The weather supports fishing year round on Lake Havasu. With 60 miles of shoreline, visitors can fish free from the many public fishing docks or launch a boat from dozens of ramps and marinas to travel to a quiet and secluded cove.

A short drive from London Bridge, the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge is a huge draw for nature lovers. The refuge supports a unique and diverse habitat and gives a glimpse of what the area looked like 100 years ago.

Visitors can see a one of the last stands of naturally regenerated Cottonwood Willow forests along the lower Colorado River. The area is also an excellent environment for many local and migratory birds and wildlife. Looking around visitors might see Big Horn Sheep, a Mule Deer or a Mountain Lion sunning on a cliff high above the river. On the ground a Desert Tortoise could be seen lunching on Prickly Pear.

The refuge offers trails and non-motorized launch ramps inviting visitors to enjoy the beauty of the refuge any day of the year.