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November 26, 2019 0

If you don’t have the option of storing your boats and personal watercrafts, in a dry storage yard or garage then it is important to take the proper steps associated with these boat winterizing steps!  We chatted with the boys down in our Outer Harbor Boat Repair Shop to get some valuable insight into what steps you don’t want to forget to take. After all, when that Spring feeling is back in the air you don’t want to miss one minute to get out there and enjoy Lake Havasu.

3 Boat Winterizing Steps

Please note there are many different factors when properly winterizing your boat, along with other considerations like freshwater versus saltwater, motor types, fuel types, etc.  Please confirm any specific repair needs with your mechanic, or you can reach out to our knowledgeable boat mechanics for a winterization checkup.  

Before we get started it’s always smart to write down in a maintenance log the date and what work you did to your boat and or watercraft for future reference. 

Fuel

Some folks may be surprised to hear that it’s actually good to have a full tank of fuel in your watercraft before parking it for the season.  It is critical however to add premium gas stabilizers once you’ve decided to store it for the winter season. You can find a stabilizer in the Outer Harbor general store.

Battery

Once it’s time to park your water toys for good for the current season, it is best to make sure removing your battery is the very last step you take.  This way you have already raised the engine (if you have an outboard), ensuring the battery is the last thing removed before stowing your boat. Be sure to store the battery in a dry location that doesn’t get too cold. For even more convenience try to place it near an outlet when it comes time to give it a trickle charge. 

Oil Change

Providing regular oil changes for your boat is just as important as your vehicle.  Especially when entering a long period of time where the engine will be sitting unused.  In addition old oil can become acidic and cause corrosion, thus further diminishing the potential lifespan of your engine.  Be sure to pay attention to the oil filter, in-line filters, and other components as well.

Our last tip is to make sure that all water, wet towels, ice chests or items that can hold onto moisture are removed from the watercraft.  As you know that when sitting still, water can cause all sorts of issues to floorboards, upholstery and more. So go ahead and give your boat or watercraft one last detail before you park it for the season.  For more information on repairs and boating needs reach out to our helpful crew in the Outer Harbor Boat Repair shop boatshop@havasusprings.com

 

 

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October 11, 2019 0

Lake Havasu is known to a large variety of fish species that are sure to delight any fisherman or fisherwoman’s dreams!  During the fall not only do you get to enjoy cooler weather while you wait patiently for your fishing rods to get some action, but you also get to enjoy the peaceful serenity the lake provides.  Let’s not forget the epic Arizona sunsets that frequent Lake Havasu often.

Fish Species on Lake Havasu

We found this great list of fish species so you can get a better idea of what bait and tackle you’ll need.  Check out this handy list from All About Fishing to learn more about the types of fish you’ll hopefully spot here while on the lake.

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish and striped bass at Lake Havasu in Arizona.”

Read more on Lake Havasu Fish species here

Bait and Tackle

If you enjoy fishing then you probably have a great idea of what bait works best for the type of fish you are looking to catch or what bait works best depending on your location. We’ve been asking on social media for some advice or suggestions for your favorite freshwater bait, feel free to leave your bait tips in the comments below.  Don’t forget the general store in the Outer Harbor carries a large variety of bait and tackle needs for your Lake Havasu fishing adventure!

Locations that are a catch!

While it’s tough to pinpoint just one spot on the 19,330 acres that Lake Havasu provides as one of the best fishing spots in Arizona, we did a little digging to find some hot spots where there have been reports of some great fishing action!  We are proud to say that Havasu Springs Resort made the list on Fishidy.com as a hot spot along with another local favorite Cat Tail Cove!  Be sure to download the Fishidy app to stay connected with like-minded fishers where you can share locations, your latest catch and even baiting tips!

Lake Havasu Fishing Tournaments

Another way to join in on the fishy fun is to participate in one of the many exciting fishing tournaments that happen every year on Lake Havasu.  Being ranked #20 in best Bass Fishing means you are sure to walk away with not only some great catches but also partake in a little fun! The Fishing Tournament schedule, for Lake Havasu, can be found here at The Tourism website.  Be sure to grab your fishing license prior to your trip if you haven’t already.  You can acquire your license through the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Click here to find a location near you or to apply online.

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August 15, 2019 0

An incredible night of live music, food, and fun!  On August 10, 2019, we proudly hosted our 2nd annual Havasu Springs Summer Bash 2019 concert in the spacious Harbor Room! 

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June 19, 2019

Wondering what to pack for your weekend getaway on South Lake Havasu? Other than your bathing suit, flip flops, and a big happy smile, we came up with a short list of things that we think you will find more than helpful during your staycation here with us at Havasu Springs Resort.

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March 19, 2019
Photo Credit: Jam Spot Media

The Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout

is Lake Havasu’s top can’t miss Spring event of the season. Named “One of the Top Five Poker Runs in the Nation” by Performance Boats Magazine, performance boaters come from all over the country to participate.

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March 3, 2019

It’s that time of year again! The Spring Break season is upon us. We at Havasu Springs Resort want to help you and your friends make the most out of your Spring vacation; by getting outside and having as much safe fun as possible! To help you do exactly that, here is a great list of 10 fun vacation activities to get into during your stay with us that will keep you smiling— Havasu Springs Style!

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February 28, 2019

It ain’t easy being green...unless it’s on St. Patrick’s Day! Every Spring we search our closets to retrieve that one item that we only save because it’s perfect for March 17th. A neon lime dress, an olive pair of slacks, a shiny emerald blouse— it’s all still in your possession so you won’t get pinched on St. Patty’s Day. Ever stop to wonder why exactly we celebrate this way? We’re glad you asked.

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February 12, 2019 0

Welcome to The Springs! Would you like a table for two with a beautiful lakefront view? How about a slowly roasted juicy 12 oz. prime rib cooked to perfection? At The Springs we strive to serve what makes you and your taste buds happy. We want every guest that dines with us to leave with a smile on their face.   Overlooking our resort’s inner marina harbor, each table in our Springs dining room offers serene mountain and lake views. We want you to relax and watch a breathtaking sunset as you raise your specialty cocktail and cheers to being on vacation.

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September 26, 2018

On August 4, 2018, we proudly hosted our first annual Summer Bash event in our beautiful Harbor Room.   The Harbor Room is our naturally transcendent event venue located on the South end of stunning Lake Havasu.  Whether it’s a party, wedding, or a concert, we at Havasu Springs strive to cater to every event’s unique style. We wanted our 1st Annual Summer Bash to be a relaxing night of live music, food, and fun.