2nd Annual WON Arizona Open Back in Lake Havasu for 2020
One of the great things about living in Lake Havasu City is that you never have to worry about shoveling snow off the driveway. Even in the dead of winter, we still experience temperatures in the upper 60's. Our lake provides a plentiful supply of fish year round as well. Catfish, bluegill, sunfish, and all manner of bass abound in our local waters. Right now, panfish and smallmouth bass rule the waterway. So, I guess it's fitting that the WON Arizona Open 2020 takes place on the lake early next month.
- What: WON Bass Arizona Open 2020
- Where: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 - Maps & Directions
- When: February 5th, 6th & 7th, 5:30 am to 5 pm
- Deadline to Enter: January 31st
Western Outdoor News sponsors bass fishing tournaments all over the United States. Last year's inaugural event was such a success that they decided to bring it back to our fair city again this year. On February 5th, 6th, and 7th, they host the WON Arizona Open 2020 in Lake Havasu State Park. Participants may officially practice for the Arizona Open from February 1st until 12 pm on the 4th. After that, the water is off limits until the tournament begins at the crack of dawn on the 5th.
Anglers need to line up at the Windsor South Launch Ramp at 4:30 am on February 5th for official boat inspections. This happens from 4:30 am to 5:30 am each day of the event. After the national colors presentation at 6 am, competitors may head out to cast their lines anywhere they please. Awards will be handed out at 6:30 pm on February 7th in the Windsor Launch Ramp Stage area.
The pro purse pays 30 places, ranging from $1000 to $67,500 (including value of the BCB Sabre FTD that's part of the grand prize). The Pro Big Fish purse pays out $8000 in total while the Pro Big Bag pays out $3000 in total over the course of the three-day tournament. The AAA purse also pays 30 places, ranging from $400 to $6000. Their Big Fish purse pays out $4000 total with the Big Bag paying out $1500 total. Entry into the AAA competition costs $400 per person. Pros pay $1000 each.
Here's a helpful tip for finding where the smallmouth are biting this time of year. rocky areas and stick to shorelines. They also like to swim in the canyon areas. The earlier you drop your line, the better. They also tend to bite late in the afternoon.
Check out the current Lake Havasu Fishing Report:
For more information about the WON Arizona Open, visit Western Outdoor News' website:
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