Fish from Davis Dam to the Avi bridge, register online by June 22


BULLHEAD CITY – The Bullhead City Recreation Department announces its partnership with Anderson Auto Group and The Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River for the upcoming Best of the West Fishing Derby.

Anderson Auto Group is offering free youth entries to the first 25 youth anglers registered through Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River. Plus, a $500 prize pool for registered anglers under the age of 18 that consists of first place, $150; second place, $75; and third place, $25 in each category.


The Best of the West Fishing Derby takes place June 23 -24. Registered Derby anglers are welcome to fish the Colorado River from “dam to bridge” for their chance to reel in the largest striper or catfish for cash.

“Dam to bridge” is defined as the Davis dam to the Avi bridge. Anglers can compete in two categories: largest striper and largest catfish; prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category. The adult angler prize pool pays $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place in each category.

All vessel types are welcome: boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, tubes, and standup paddle boards and shore fishing with proper AZ/NV fishing license. Participating anglers must have their official event wristband on their arm during the event, weigh-in and awards ceremony to win.

“Our team has been working hard to bring this event to the city, we are grateful to Anderson Auto Group for their support.” commented Jeff Tipton, director of Human Services.

Registration is now open online at and costs $15 per angler, per category, plus processing fees. Registration ends at 5 p.m. June 22. Onsite registration, fish weigh-in and the Derby awards ceremony will be located at Rusty’s Riviera Marina on 520 Riviera Blvd. in Bullhead City. Onsite registration is $25 per angler, per category. Each registered fisher is automatically entered into the event raffle; additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase onsite.

For more information, please visit or you can call Ashlee Bennett at the Recreation Division at 928-763-9400 Ext 306. Interested in becoming a Best of the West Fishing Derby sponsor? Contact Jackie Walker at 928-763-9400 ext.246 or

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