Havasu Net Em

Havasu Net Em Guide Service

 


Thanks for another awesome season!

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, my season ended mid-March in 2020. I am taking bookings for the fall season starting September 15th, so let me know as soon as you can when you would like to come.

I assure you I will be taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in future seasons. 

There are two major fishing areas on Lake Havasu: the “Site Six” area, on the island near Lake Havasu City, and the Lower Basin near the Parker Dam. Site Six is the most heavily fished area, but I fish the Lower Basin from Havasu Springs Resort. It is the deepest water on Lake Havasu being near the dam that butts up against the fertile productive delta of the Bill Williams River. Due to its distance from the city, it has much less fishing pressure. The lower basin experiences less recreational boating intrusions to the fishing day as the lower Bill Williams River is wake free for all motor boats and jet skis — plus it is an excellent fishery that has the habitat for all game fish species on Lake Havasu.

Come join me for a wonderful fishing day on the Lower Basin from Havasu Springs Resort. You will experience a quiet day fishing while enjoying some of the best fishing the lake has to offer. I am licensed by Arizona Game & Fish Department and a Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.

I fish from a 19-foot 2020 Targa Tracker Combo with upgraded seating, electric trolling motor with a 200 HP Mercury outboard partnered with a 9.9 kicker motor. We fish four guests comfortably, five possibly (with good attitudes). This boat is a powerful fishing vessel and easily fishes all Havasu game species.

Capt. D.A.'s 2020 Targa Tracker

People come fishing with me for three reasons:

1-They are Already Good Fishermen

Havasu is a hotspot for good fishermen. They come from all over the world. They have lots of experience. Good fishermen just need to know how to prevent mistakes when fishing new water. I will teach you successful techniques for catching Striped Bass, Redear, Large and Smallmouth Bass.

Booking a guided trip with me will insure that new anglers will learn the strategies that ensure success on Lake Havasu. You will “Hit the water running!” I treat all trips as an educational opportunity and cater that opportunity to each angler’s skill level.

2-They are Novice Fishermen Seeking to Improve their Strategies

Not all fishermen have the experience others have. Maybe they don’t have the equipment others have. They are beginner anglers but enjoy the thrill of catching fish.

Booking with Havasu Net Em allows the beginning angler a shortcut to success. Havasu Net Em is the perfect platform for gaining experience. These trips allow beginning anglers the opportunity to see why boat, rods and lures are a system that is balanced toward success. I take the time on each booked trip to explore how that trip can benefit each angler’s skill level. I do that by talking to them at their level and demonstrate how balanced systems will improve their fishing strategies for the rest of their lives.

3-Adventure Seekers

Not everyone wishes to become a more knowledgeable fisherman. They might be seeking adventure. They might be seeking memories.

Catching fish with Havasu Net Em is a priority! I use the wisdom gained over years fishing Lake Havasu to ensure every person has an adventure. Let’s face it, catching fish is Fun!

Havasu Net Em is focused towards catching fish and does it with small groups of four or less. This allows individual attention that lends itself to creating fond memories and adventure. All fish kept are cleaned, filleted and bagged for your table. Every individual goes from here with a photo record of their success!

Whatever your reason for booking, Havasu Net Em is ready to supply knowledge, techniques and fun!

Here is what I offer:

Striper Guided Fishing – October through April

Redear Guided Fishing – October & November, April

Large and Smallmouth Bass Guided Fishing – October & November, March & April

2020 Rates:

Half Day: $150 first person, $90 second or third persons (plus gratuity)

Full Day: $350 for 1 or 2 persons, $175 for 3rd person (plus gratuity)

Half day trips are 4-1/2 hours. Full days are 8 hours. I work for you. In the colder months if I don’t have two trips scheduled in a day, we can start a half day fishing later in the morning to avoid chilly temperatures. When we schedule, we will agree on timing for each trip.

All trips leave from Havasu Springs Resort near Parker Dam, AZ, weather permitting.

I provide soda, water, snacks. Bring anything else you would like, plus layers of clothing, and a fishing license. You can use either a California or Arizona license. California is more expensive than Arizona. In Lake Havasu City, you can buy a license at Walmart or Bass Tacklemaster. In Parker, you can buy a license at Walmart.

In Arizona, you can buy a short-term license for $15 per day for residents and $20 per day for nonresidents. You can buy on-line at https://www.azgfd.com/License/.

You can call me anytime, Don (D.A.) Allen, 520-400-3216, or send me your trip information and questions using the form below. Your fishing trip is very important to me and I’ll get back to you promptly.

Once arrangements have been agreed upon, you can come back here to make payment:




What Clients Are Saying:

“I’d like to tell you about my friend, Don (D.A.) Allen. I’ve known D.A. the last 25 years, and he and I have done a ton of fishing and hunting together. In the late 90’s, I was looking to advance my knowledge of catching bass. He assured me that wouldn’t be a problem. I joined the federation, and the next thing I knew D.A. was personally teaching me how to catch bass. The knowledge this man has about catching fish doesn’t stop with bass; he’s probably forgotten more about fishing than most people ever know in a lifetime. He is constantly pushing himself to become a better fisherman with all the new baits and techniques imaginable. I’ve never seen him give up on techniques until he masters every angle possible. He’s also the most genuine person I’ve ever met in my entire life. I’m very proud to call D.A. my friend. I know he will succeed in any venture his heart desires; he’s just that kind of guy.” -Bill, Wyoming

“A bit of encouragement for women who want to take a guided fishing trip. The day I went out with D.A., we began trolling for stripers and would stop and cast when they began boiling. D.A. is very knowledgeable about boats, the Havasu area, and the fish. He is also a wildlife photographer, so he’s a wonderful source of information about all the wildlife near Lake Havasu and the Bill Williams River delta. We had a GREAT day and caught several stripers. I was comfortable with him and he showed me how to cast more effectively. I learned a lot that day and wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. I highly recommend him. I not only hired a fishing guide, but made a friend.Thanks for the great fishing D.A.” -Gail, California

“I have fished with D.A. several times. He is very knowledgeable about Lake Havasu. He always puts me on fish and we’ve had great, fun days. He brings a lot of knowledge to the table and has taught me a great deal. When you go out with D.A., you always catch fish and have fun. I can’t wait to fish with him again!” -Don, California

Fish Filleting Demo at Hunt & Fish Day Havasu NWR
Falcon and catch
Falcon with Smallie and Red Ear
Don’s Smallie
Chuck’s Stripers
Gail & Don’s Striper Beauty