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2017 STQT at Lake Havasu, AZ

Posted by nation on January 26, 2017

Havasu pic 2014 ctsy JJ.jpg     A message from Colorado Bass Nation Tournament Director Lane Coale on the 2017 State Team Qualifying Tournament at Lake Havasu, AZ.  Official Pre-fish begins at safe light, Sunday, February 19, 2017. There are no off-limits days prior to this tournament.  Tournament days are February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.  Links to Tournament Rules and Entry Forms are in this article and on the Tournament Trail Page.

Lake Havasu

photo csty Jeff Jones

     The Colorado BASS Nation is returning to venerable Lake Havasu for the 2017 State Team Qualifying Tournament!  Lake Havasu is a big lake full of big fish and participants can look forward to the possibility of catching more than one personal best fish at this lake, and from several different species!

     In 2014 in mid-February, the world record sunfish was caught at Havasu weighing 5.8 pounds at a length of 17 inches!  In 2013 a 37 lb. striper was caught here.  While bass fishing you never know what might tick your line on the water!

ToddHavasu2013.JPG     More importantly for bass anglers, the Arizona state and Colorado River record smallmouth came from Havasu in 2011 weighing 5.63 lbs. and largemouth well over that weight are not uncommon, some getting close to double digits!

While on the water keep an ear and eye out for the wild burros that frequent the area.

Todd G. at Havasu in 2013

*Important Information!

*Click here for the 2017 STQT Tournament Rules.  There are a few changes from the 2016 rules, including no off-limits period and use of landing nets.  It is your responsibility to read the rules completely and if you have any questions get them answered by the Tournament Director BEFORE the tournament starts.

*Click here for the 2017 STQT Entry Form.

*Host lodging is available at the Quality Inn, Lake Havasu City, (928) 855-1111, ext. 585 for Debbie Strickland.  If you choose to stay at this hotel, please identify yourself with the Colorado BASS Nation to receive the best rate.  The Registration meeting will be at Quality Inn at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 21st.  Attendance at the registration meeting is required.

*Registration Meeting: Tuesday, February 21st, 5:30 pm, at Quality Inn.

 *Official Pre-fish begins at safe light, Sunday, February 19th, 2017. No off limits period.  Tournament days are February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

*Tournament launch and weigh-in site is: State Park, Windsor boat ramp, per the tournament permit.  Location is in Lake Havasu City. This is approximately a 5 minute drive from the Quality Inn.

For Lake Havasu City information visit: Lake Havasu Visitors Guide

Don’t forget your Arizona fishing license!  Click here to purchase a license online.


2017 Tournament Rules

2017 STQT Entry Form


Lane Coale

Vice President, Tournament Director

Colorado BASS Nation

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Article by: Jeff Jones