Lake Havasu Striper Derby - May 16-17, 2020

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Back to the London Bridge for Striper Derby!
Heading to Havasu for the Striper Derby? Book it Dan-o!

Reserve now for the May 17-18, 2014 Striper Derby

WON Staff Writer

HAVASU CITY — For those headed out to get their big, bad bass on at the 32nd Annual WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby, it could be time for a little pillow talk here; that is, if you’re going to be looking for a place to lay your curly locks down at the end of the day, for a few well-earned zzzzs.

I say this because, in speaking with the staff at the London Bridge Resort, where much of the activity for our event will take place, they announced there are no rooms available that weekend, since they’re completely booked up with a Rotary Club gathering.

However, before you start huffing into a brown paper bag, we have, in checking with the good folks at both the Chamber of Commerce and the Hospitality Association there in Havasu, learned that the convention should not be causing any undue hardships city-wide, and secured at least one tasty option for you.

The association’s Ms. Ida Jones assured me that, not only will there be rooms available, but the Hampton Inn has reserved 15 rooms for you and your posse, with the discounted rate of $104 per night for a room with two queen beds, non-smoking – and that includes a hot breakfast, thank you very much. You can call them at (928) 855-4071 and give them the code WON. There is also a link being set up for those who prefer to register online, but that was not available by press time.

In addition, if you want to let your fingers do a little walking, just to check out other available options, the Hospitality Association has a site with a long ton of useful information on it, including a page from which you can reference information and book reservations with properties offering everything from camping and RV sites (Insects not included, but you may provide your own.) to suites of rooms, with prices starting at about $109, cash American.

This page also has a listing of local properties, with descriptions, including whether they are pet friendly, their rate information, contact info and location. Just peck this out, click and it will appear:

The moral of the story, if there is to be one, is to start making motions now, and get a place to park and pillow, before you find yourself propped up on a couch in the lobby all night, fending off mobs of rowdy Rotarians – or bribing your way into the kids’ tent out back, and listening for little scorpion feet in the night…

LAKE HAVASU CITY — “Back To The Bridge” is the slogan for the Western Outdoor News 32nd Anniversary Lake Havasu Striper Derby this May 17 and 18.

For 32 years WON has been bringing striper fishing enthusiasts to beautiful Lake Havasu for a weekend chock full of great prizes, good family times and as always a huge “Grande Raffle” for a custom Gregor Aluminum boat and Mercury motor prize boat giveaway.

Even more exciting is that this year’s 2014 Striper Derby is returning to its original home base at the exclusive and iconic London Bridge Resort. The London Bridge Resort is centrally located in the famous London Bridge channel and has all the amenities necessary to please all the past participants and new alike.

“Boaters can pull up to the private slips to unload their daily big stringers and enjoy a cold beverage and music while soaking in the atmosphere that is so recognized by the yearly visitors of Lake Havasu,” said Striper Derby Director Billy Egan.

Make sure to book vacation plans to be a part of this year’s event that includes some of the best sponsors in the business. The Striper Derby event has all the components to attract the beginner fisherman all the way to the seasoned salty dogs, with Blind Bogey cash payouts and Big fish optional payouts as well.

Go to for details by clicking on the WON Events bar on the home page, or call Billy Egan at (949) 366-0030, ext 30, or e-mail him at






LONDON BRIDGE IS the new site for the May 17-18th Striper Derby, with the venue perfect for staying at the London Bridge Resort, shopping, a great nightlife scene and easy boat access for weigh-ins.

Reader Comments
Cant wait!
Jeff Jensen
Back to the London Bridge for Striper Derby!
When is the deadline to sign up for the Striper Derby in Havasu on May 17-18, 2014!! Thanks.

Mike, deadline to sign up is Friday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. on site. See you there!

Interested in going. Four novices, two girls two men.
David Fry
When will the meeting be held before the derby and when is the deadline for entries to be made?
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