Show Low Lake, a productive fishery within the city limits
of Show Low, is popular with trout anglers. For many, the drawing card for this
lake is the large walleye lurking in its depths. Game and Fish surveys have
shown walleye in Show Low Lake well in excess of the state record. Show Low also
has sunfish, channel catfish and largemouth bass. On angler caught a 32-pound
channel catfish here recently.
A good fishing strategy here is slowly trolling a shallow-running lure for
trout and a deep-running lure for the walleye. Having walleye and trout on the
camp grill is a gourmet delight.
A good trick for enticing difficult-to-catch walleye is putting a small piece
of night crawler on the deep diving lure's treble hooks. As any Midwestern
angler can tell you, walleye love worms. The more traditional walleye anglers
use "worm rigs." Walleye are light sensitive, so fishing at first and last light
are typically the most productive times.