Fool Hollow Lake
Don’t Let The Name Fool You
Located three hours north of Phoenix, just outside Show Low, off highway 260 on Old Linden Road, Fool Hollow Lake offers a host of recreational, camping, and fishing opportunities.
The lake has more than five miles of shoreline and covers 140 surfaces acres with a maximum depth of approximately 65 feet. The lake has a limit of 8 hp motors.
The 6,600-foot elevation extends Arizona’s finest climate conditions during the hot Valley summer months, and with the RV and tent camping facilities, hook ups, bike and hiking trail, even a sand volley ball court, Fool Hollow Lake is a premier spot to fish, hike or just kick back and relax.
Fishing Fool Hollow Lake is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going get: largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow and brown trout, crappie, sunfish and catfish. Tackle is a matter of personal choice for the species you’re after.
Soft plastics and hard lures work well for the bass family, in-line spinners for the trout. The bait of choice for the most fun for the family fishing off the shoreline is the ‘ole worm and a bobber for the pan fish (and have you ever tried canned corn?).
Check www.azgfd.gov for up-to-date fishing reports.
Expect to see other wildlife species during your stay at Fool Hollow Lake: deer, elk, turkey, and even raccoon and skunks. Don’t let the name fool you; it’s a cool lake in a cool place. What could be better?