Fishing licenses: California and Arizona have reciprocal recognition of licenses to fish any portion of the Colorado River that is the boundary between California and Arizona. You may fish the river and boundary waters with a California or Arizona license. Purchase your fishing license online at AZ Game and Fish
Lower Colorado River Fishing
The Lower Colorado River in Yuma AZ is a fishermens paradise. Anglers will find almost 75 Miles of navigable river between the Imperial Dam and the Blythe California diversion dam (Palo Verde Dam). With extensive backwaters and lakes created by the building of the Imperial Dam, fishermen have a good chance of finding a honey-hole that hasnt been fished in ages!
We have wildlife refuges in our waterways, read about locations and rules at US Fish and Wildlife Services website.
The Lower Colorado river is chocked full of multiple species, with some of the most popular being largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stripers, crappie, bluegill, catfish and monster flatheads. 74 lbs is the current flathead record for the area.
Catering to fishermen from around the country, the Fisher’s Landing property boasts free launch ramps, fuel dock and fuel island, bait and tackle, ice, beverages and so much more!
The river is also host to many fishing tournaments. During Spring and Summer, be prepaired for 2 or 3 different clubs & organizations launching on the same day. 25 lb bags during the Winter is not uncommon.