Maybe this explanation regarding California’s new Boater Card as it pertains to Arizona boaters will be helpful.  This information comes directly from Arizona’s top Boating Law Administrator, Maj. Tim Baumgarten, Arizona Game and Fish Let’s start with the issue of joint jurisdictional waters:  law enforcement officers from either state (AZ or CA) have the authority to enforce laws shoreline to shoreline only when the committed act is a violation in both adjoining states.  When laws … Read More

Lake Havasu City’s boating community could be in for some extra regulations this year. The revisions are proposed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to take effect in fall of 2017. The revisions include requirements for wake surfers to wear personal floatation devices, and bans on “teak surfing” – a form of bodysurfing in which passengers grip the swim platforms on the back of a boat moving at high speed. They would also create … Read More

September 6, 2016 – by Norm Schultz – A regular reader of Dealer Outlook once commented: “Norm, I can’t believe you are for more regulations.” He was right. I’m definitely not. But when it’s becomes necessary to get less talk and more action, regulation could be the best answer. I’m referring to the wakeup call of our times: Algae in our waterways – and lots of it. Attention: Every Thursday night, Bill Korbel, a … Read More

The much awaited opening of the newly constructed Windsor 4 launch ramp and parking lot at Lake Havasu State Park will happen just in time for the busy Labor Day boating crowd.  The new ramp has seven operational lanes for launching and the new parking lot was more than six acres of asphalted space.  Boaters will continue to enter Lake Havasu State Park as they always have off of Industrial Blvd. and London Bridge Road. … Read More

Microscopic observation of water samples collected at Pyramid Lake in June 2015 revealed the presence of Dolichospermum, a type of cyanobacteria that can produce a toxin capable of killing dogs within 20 to 30 minutes of exposure. (Photo courtesy of Greenwater Laboratories) By Stephanie K. Baer, LA Daily News The thing that stands out to Beverley Anderson-Abbs about the unsightly, paint-like algae blooms in California this summer should perk up dog owners’ ears. Anatoxin-a, an algae toxin … Read More

The past couple of days, the Lake Havasu Marine Association has been out helping to get the lake ready for the busy Labor Day weekend crowd. We borrowed the weed-cutter boat from AZ Park Service and have been working on weed removal from the dredged deep-water channel at the north end of the lake connecting to the river. That passage-way should be clear and ready to use for all boaters this coming weekend. Everyone have … Read More

“Until the Service comes clean and unconditionally withdraws the May 2015 boating restrictions, it will continue to hear from the people of Lake Havasu” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director, Daniel Ashe, seeking answers to arbitrary and lawless decisions made by his agency that effectively closed off recreational boating on Lake Havasu in … Read More

Lake Havasu City, County Supervisor, Buster Johnson, would like to inform the public that as of Monday the Lake Havasu Wildlife Refuge is under new management.  The Wildlife Refuge’s Deputy Manager, Daryl Magnuson, has taken over as acting Manager.  “I look forward to working with Mr. Magnuson and hope we can rebuild our relations with the Refuge,” Supervisor Johnson stated.  “Relations between the Refuge and local government have been estranged over the past few years, … Read More

Auxiliary (interior accent and LED) boat lighting has become a popular after-market accessory item in recent years.  There are some things, however, boaters need to know about this type of lighting to avoid being in violation of navigation lighting law. There is not a “ban” on interior accent or LED underwater lighting unless it interferes with required navigation lighting.  If auxiliary non-navigation lighting of any type is visible to an on-coming boat while the boat … Read More

July 28, 2016 The City of Lake Elsinore was just notified by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) that Lake Elsinore contains toxins that exceed recommended recreational health thresholds caused by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. PUBLIC SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. AS A RESULT, LAKE ELSINORE IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED TO ANY AND ALL RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING BOATING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Blue-green algae is present in most freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems. Excessive … Read More