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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill and green sunfish at Show Low Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Show Low Lake, AZ

Offering some of the best walleye fishing in the state, Show Low Lake is a 100-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, in Show Low, AZ. There is good fishing from the bank along the nearly 3 miles of shoreline. There is a boat launch ramp at Show Low Lake Campground. Boats are restricted to electric, or a maximum of 10 HP, for gas motors. In addition to walleye, the lake supports healthy populations of bass, catfish, trout and sunfish. Because the lake is located in town, most supplies and amenities are just minutes away.

Show Low Lake, located in northeastern Arizona, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts looking to reel in some impressive catches while enjoying the scenic beauty of the White Mountains. The lake offers a serene and picturesque setting, surrounded by tall pine trees and breathtaking views. Show Low Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities and diverse fish species.

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Fishing at Show Low Lake provides anglers with a chance to target various fish species. The lake is well-stocked with rainbow trout, making it a haven for trout fishing enthusiasts. Other species found in the lake include walleye, largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, and crappie. Whether you prefer fly fishing, spin casting, or bait fishing, Show Low Lake offers plenty of opportunities to land a prized catch.

Show Low Lake in Arizona is quietly known for its walleye fishing. While the lake offers a diverse range of fish species, walleye populations are not that abundant. However, the lake holds some big walleyes. The state record walleye was caught out of Show Low Lake and weighed over 16 pounds.

Primary fish species residing in Show Low Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Rainbow Trout Bluegill Green Sunfish

Fishing Boats For Rent In Arizona

Show Low Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is allowed at Show Low Lake, offering anglers the chance to explore the expansive waters and access different fishing spots. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are permitted, allowing for a variety of boating options. Anglers can launch their boats from the lake's boat ramps and enjoy leisurely cruises, finding their preferred fishing locations while taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Show Low Lake Campground
Rentals: Fishing boats with motors, and kayaks for rent.
928 537-4126

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Show Low Lake Campground
5800 Show Low Lake Rd
Lakeside, AZ 85929
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, the launch ramp is small but efficient with a variety of parking options.
928 537-4126

Click here for a Arizona Fishing License.

Camping facilities at Show Low Lake provide visitors with the opportunity to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the outdoor experience. The lake features a campground with a range of campsites, including tent sites and RV sites with electric hookups. The campground offers amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restroom facilities, ensuring a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Show Low Lake allows anglers to wake up to the sound of nature, enjoy convenient access to the lake, and maximize their fishing time.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Show Low Lake Campground - 928 537-4126

Show Low Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Show Low Lake
Show Low Lake Campground
5800 Show Low Lake Rd
Lakeside, AZ 85929
928 537-4126


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