Fishing in Yuma? Who Knew!

February 19, 2020

If you’re new to the area or thinking about spending time in Yuma, you’re probably thinking of many desert-related activities: off-roading, hiking, golf and a few more. But did you know that fishing in Yuma is also very popular?

Although the damning of the Colorado River reduced the water flow to Yuma’s doorstep, it created a near limitless landscape of backwater channels and hidden lakes upstream. Here you’ll find largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass, as well as flathead and channel catfish, crappie, mullet, tilapia and bluegill.

Popular spots include the Imperial Dam area, with Senator Wash Reservoir and Squaw Lake; the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge with Martinez Lake, Ferguson Lake and the meandering channel of the Colorado River; the Picacho State Recreation Area along the California side of the Colorado north of Yuma; and Mittry Lake, just north of Laguna Dam.

Fishing in Yuma | Fishing near Friendly Acres RV Resort


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About Friendly Acres RV Resort

Friendly Acres RV Resort, located by historic downtown Yuma, Arizona has been known since 1971 as a desirable RV destination, with numerous activities and planned events happening throughout the year. Our RV park is also minutes from world class fishing in Yuma. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or to make a reservation.

We welcome you to contact us with any questions or to make a reservation


Friendly Acres RV Resort

2779 W. 8th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364


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