In our previous article, we talked about the best fishing and boating destinations on the East Coast. Today, we will share with you some of the best ones on the West Coast. From the Shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Great Salt Lake and the bed of the Colorado River, the West Coast of the United States has a lot to offer in the way of water. Aside from boating for parties or recreational water sports, the waters in “West Coast, Best Coast” is also home to some of the best fishing lakes in the country. Here are some of them.
Lake Havasu, Arizona
Lake Havasu is well-known for houseboat parties and spring break activities. It forms a border between Arizona and California, and you can cast your line from a lot of free public access fishing docks and piers, or launch your boat from one of the many marinas and launch ramps here.
If you want to go boating on your birthday, this one is a great consideration! It’s also for anglers as it is deemed one of the best fishing spots in Arizona. Lake Havasu also holds fishing tournaments regularly where smallmouth, largemouth, and striped bass are the main catch. The lake has an ideal fishing condition almost all year round, that’s why over thirty fishing tournaments and activities are held here annually.
Other types of fish species in Lake Havasu are the bluegill, carp, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, and more.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is considered the biggest natural lake west of Mississippi, and it has a lot to offer! The water levels are 75 miles long, and 35 miles wide with ten major islands that you would surely want to explore. There are marinas, beaches, historical buildings, visitor centers, and numerous recreation areas in the Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake State Parks.
You can go sailing, boating, rafting, kayaking, PWC, and other water sports that are popular daytime attractions with many guides and rental options you can choose from. Those who visit the Great Salt Lake can expect to see wondrous sights and have the time of their life.
Colorado River, Colorado
The Colorado River flows through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Baja California, and finally joins the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico, starting from the Rocky Mountains on the West Coast. The state park is situated at the riverbanks with beautiful natural resources to complete your summer adventure
Marina del Rey, California
Marina del Rey, a part of Los Angeles, California, deserves a special mention in this article! Take a look at some pictures of the marina, and it’ll be safe to say that it will give you the best boating adventures, whether you’re a beginner or an expert boater. Lessons, cruises, renting and chartering are all options enhanced by the pristine ocean and seemingly eternal sunshine of the California coast. The 1,450-mile river has many tributaries that boaters and water sports enthusiasts will enjoy! Have an enjoyable day here riding your fishing boat, canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or raft.
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Lake Tahoe is a serene freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada that is also in California. The largest alpine lake in North America is also the second deepest in the United States. Lake Tahoe is a well0known tourist spot with majestic blue waters and a scenic view of the Alps Summer is the best month for anglers to catch some mackinaw or lake trout, which can be found anywhere in the lake. Other species that thrive in Lake Tahoe include rainbow trout, brown trout, Kokanee salmon, cutthroat, rainbow trout, and silver trout. You can also see some bass, crappie, bluegill, goldfish, crawfish, mountain whitefish, and sculpin in the bays and estuaries.