Lake Tahoe Fishing

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by JHJ32883, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. JHJ32883

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    Hello All,

    I'm headed up to Lake Tahoe July 27th and 28th. I'd like to fish the 28th. I know nothing about freshwater fishing and more specifically fishing Lake Tahoe. My experience is in Saltwater 1/2, 3/4 day and 1-2 day fishing trips out of San Diego. I was hoping some of you guys could help me out with information like chartering a boat or just hopping on a party boat or even some shore fishing. What species are in Lake Tahoe and suggest some lures?

    Any and all advice would help.

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
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  3. JHJ32883

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    Dean thanks for the information.

    I also wanted to add that we'll probably be around South Lake Tahoe, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance for the info.
     
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    Yeah Jay, that's where we stay when we are there. He usually launches at the Cave Rock launch ramp which is less then 10 miles from state line. We fished the other side of the lake when we launched out of there so he'll go where the fish are.
     
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  6. troutkiller562

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    Hey bro last time i was up in tahoe i fish with james Mitchell from eagle point sport fishing. best price around and he put us on mackinaw trout the bigest being 6-7 lbs it was wfo all most the whole trip. # is 530-577-6834 good luck

    Ps. win some cash too

    Regards

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  7. Killin Time

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    About a mile off the casinos there are some underwater humps that come up out off the depths. The guides will take you out there to target Lake Trout (mackinaw). They do a lot of downriggin out there for the Lakers. As for shore fishing; Emerald Bay area is good for Rainbows. Powerbait and small trout lures work good. Also caught lots of Rainbows in the Tahoe Keys. There are also a ton of smaller lakes in the area that are good for Rainbows.
    Hope this helps a little; have not fished up there is years.
     
  8. CamHat

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    I'm going up there for my annual trip in a couple weeks. I usually don't actually fish Lake Tahoe, but I love fishing all of the surrounding areas.

    I really like the Truckee river for some fun. Last year I caught and released a good 40-50 trout in that river.

    Also, if your looking to do some lake fishing, I have had really good luck at Donner Lake. I don't have a boat, so my little brother and I were fishing from the shore. We had the best luck at the boat launch with powerbait in the early morning.

    This year I am thinking about maybe doing a charter, so I will let you know how it goes.

    -Cameron
     
  9. DoubletroubleII

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    I live about 40 miles from Tahoe and fish it on a semi regular basis. I would recommend First Strike Sport Fishing (530) 577-5065tell him the Polish bros. sent ya. Actually it has been awhile since my brother and I have used First Strike so he may not remember, but we learned a lot from him.

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    Cave Rock is a great place to launch simply because live bait is so easy to get there. Along the parking area that faces the lake there are large rocks that they have placed for erosion control and they are loaded with minnows. What I usually do is tie a float with about 8 feet of cord on my minnow trap and toss it our as far as I can throw it. Then I launch my boat, park my truck and trailer, then motor over to my minnow trap, it is almost always loaded in the few minutes it took to launch.
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    One of the best spots is south from the Cave Rock ramp it is called the mounds by locals. It is 3 underwater mounds that rise up to about 170 feet from the surface the surrounding water is about 250 to 275 deep. You can locate it by aligning yourself with Ski Run Blvd, that is the main road into Heavenly Ski resort. It is ease to spot because it is the only wide road that is dead straight working east towards Heavenly.
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    You can either troll or jig for Macks. Trolling means taking your downrigger to the bottom and just easing it up a tad so your bait is close to the bottom. What I usually do is take about 18” of line off the bottom of my downrigger and tie a small banana weight to it so it bounces off the bottom. That scares up the small shrimp that live down deep in the lake, this drives the Macks crazy.

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    Jigging, I usually use a Bomber jig with a keeper and a double threading hook. Pass the hook up the ass of the bait and exit through the mouth, fasten to the keeper. Send it to the bottom and jig, one crack, jig, one crack, etc. until you have come up about a 100 feet or so then send it back down.
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    Even if you can’t or don’t find the Mounds just watch your finder, if you see some fish more that a 100 feet but less than 300 feet those are probably Macks.<o:p></o:p>
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    The other popular catch is Kokanee, the old wedding ring tipped with white corn or worm works on these they will usually show up in 20 to 100 feet of water.
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    The other species is rainbow and brown trout. I usually just toss out live bait around rocks or cliffs along the shore.<o:p></o:p>

     

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