What a beautiful drive as you head down to the old Hoover Fishing Hole in Snohomish, Wa. Named after long time residents Oscar and Fay Hoover. You will pass by acres of fertile farmland before veering Off into the parking area that once served as a boat launch into the broad and powerful Snohomish River.
This particular spot on the river is so wide that you nearly have to squint to see the other side where the Bob Heirman Wildlife Reserve and Thomas Eddy sit. The fishing in this area is legendary and certainly a source of wild tales among the locals.
You will need a Discover Pass to park here as well as the proper licenses to fish, but it is also a great location for a picnic. Take the time to explore the fisherman trails, but do mind the no trespassing signs and as always pack it in and pack it out. Oh, and take a look! Somebody wrote my brother’s name on an ecology block! 🤣😂🤣
From Snohomish head east on First St., turn right on Lincoln Ave. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right on to Short School Rd. Drive 1.5 miles. The access is on the right. Not much signage.