If walleye are your fish of choice, look no further than Show Low Lake. Home to the last five walleye state records, Show Low Lake also contains bluegill, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, green sunfish, largemouth bass and channel catfish. This lake doesn’t get weedy, so it’s a great place to trout fish from the shore. If it’s walleye you’re after, visit in the spring or fall. And if you prefer catfish, visit in the summer or fall.
To catch larger trout that have survived the winter, come to Show Low Lake in the spring and use trolling spinners from the weedy shore. Typically trout can be caught using power bait or nightcrawlers.
Stand on the rocks along the dam to catch bass and sunfish. Set up near the Show Low Creek exit for catfish and walleye in the spring. Channel catfish prefer chicken liver, nightcrawlers, or waterdogs for bait; they are active at night and can get big – the record is 32 pounds!
The daily bag limit is six trout, six bass, and 25 catfish with an Arizona fishing license. Anglers under 14 without a license are limited to half this limit. There is no limit on bluegill or sunfish.
Amenities at the lake include a campground, boat ramp, restroom, and store, where you can buy a license, rent a boat, get more tackle, and have a snack.
Show Low Lake Fish:
Show Low Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Show Low Lake.