A home grown, useful program to help combat the spread of invasive mussels from the Colorado River is ending. The “Sticker a Mussel” effort educated tens of thousands of boaters and helped assure boats leaving the river were cleaned. The program will be missed as an alternative to very expensive and probably heavy-handed enforcement by government agencies. Lake Havasu Marine Association President Jim Salscheider started the program in 2013, inspired to help fight the very … Read More

The Lake Havasu Marine Association has taken on the responsibility of maintaining over 40 buoys on Lake Havasu. Many of these buoys are warning boaters of hazards like rock piles just beneath the surface of the water. Just recently, long time Havasu boater Ed Martel had the misfortune of finding one of these ‘unmarked’ rock piles in California Cove and the result wasn’t pretty. Ed’s watersports boat was severely damaged. Fortunately, no one onboard was … Read More

TakeMeFishing.org is having a national contest to help select the top “mom-approved” places to fish and boat in the U.S.  Each state has nominated one place for consideration. Moms in Arizona voted for Lake Havasu as their favorite place to fish and boat. Now it’s game-on to vote daily through June 29th to determine the winner. Right now, Lake Havasu is among the top five vote getters. If you’d like to check out more about … Read More

Havasu’s parks board recommends non-motorized launch ramp for London Bridge Beach — The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board staff are recommending that a non-motorized launch ramp is constructed at London Bridge Beach. Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation staff plans to meet with City Manager Jess Knudson to discuss the potential project in more detail, including funding availability. The board envisions the project would consist of designating two access aisles of the parking lot … Read More

The temperature finally reached the triple digits and the water is warming up. The lake beckons. Even though boating season’s Memorial Day peak is still about a month away, there’s already plenty of action on the water. Fast power boats, family-friendly pontoons and personal watercrafts of all kinds are all over the lake, and it’ll get more crowded as the weeks go on. Please be careful. A fun day on the lake can turn tragic … Read More

PHOENIX — Are you a non-resident boater in Arizona? It’s time to schedule your free watercraft inspections and decontaminations before heading home. Arizona is an incredible place to boat our vast desert impoundments and waterways surrounded by majestic red rock canyons – especially during our mild winters. After a season of adventure, avoid fines, quarantines, and even impoundments while traveling across state lines by contacting the Arizona Game and Fish Department or authorized contractor Woods … Read More

It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that Carl Flusche, our Co-Vice Chair of the Lake Havasu Marine Association and longtime Board of Directors member, passed away this morning, February 10, from an apparent heart attack. Services are pending.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be implementing a temporary closure of portions of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge during feral swine aerial eradication efforts. However, the Colorado River will not be closed during eradication efforts. The temporary closures will be effective intermittently in portions of the refuge, from February 6 – 16, 2018. Topock Marsh will be closed throughout the two-week period (including Catfish Paradise, North and South Dikes, Pintail Slough, Five-mile Landing, and … Read More

Congratulations are due the Lake Havasu Marine Association for receiving a top state award for its work to improve boating and the waterway in the popular Lake Havasu area. The Arizona Game and Fish Department recognized the marine association with its ‘award of excellence,” the agency’s top award last weekend. It’s an honor for the marine association, of course, and it also speaks volumes about the ability of local groups to have a big footprint … Read More

The Lake Havasu Marine Association was honored on Saturday with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “Award for Excellence,” but the organization’s work is far from over. The Marine Association has for 10 years helped guide education and action for boating safety in Arizona, working alongside state and federal agencies to advocate for Havasu boaters. Their work on the lake hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department in November announced that the … Read More