As North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe stands as a paradise for water enthusiasts and outdoor lovers alike. Among the myriad of activities that beckon visitors to its pristine shores, fishing takes center stage, drawing anglers far and wide in pursuit of trophy-worthy catches! Whether you want to fish from the shore or embark on a guided trip with a local expert, there is a Lake Tahoe fishing experience for everyone. Choose Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties to host your getaway and target impressive trout species at our surrounding lakes, streams, and lakes.
What Can I Catch in Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe is best known for the Mackinaw Trout, which range from 5 to 20 pounds and are available to fish year-round. You can also fish for rainbow, brown, brook trout, and kokanee salmon in Lake Tahoe.
Every October, you can attend the Fall Fish Fest to witness the unique spawning behaviors of the Kokanee Salmon at Taylor Creek! In general, fall is an excellent time to go fishing in Lake Tahoe when fish move closer to the shallows to feed.
Where to Go Fishing in Lake Tahoe
Please check our local fishing regulations and purchase a valid California sport fishing license before heading out to our waters. Whether you are interested in shore, kayak, or guided fishing, these are our favorite spots:
Fishing Charters in Lake Tahoe
Prefer to fish with a local expert? Embark on a Lake Tahoe fishing charter with one of these local outfitters:
- Tahoe Sport Fishing: Sign up for public or private fishing charters with the only fishing fleet on Lake Tahoe! Public charters include five people and supply poles, tackle, bait, and life jackets for the trip.
- Mile High Fishing Charter: Join Captain Joby and his team of guides for an epic morning, afternoon, or full-day charter on Lake Tahoe!
- Gilligan’s Guide Service: If you are interested in fly fishing on the Truckee River, Gilligans is the place for you! Learn the proper casting techniques to target rainbow and brown trout.
- Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters: This outfitter departs from Carnelian Bay in North Lake Tahoe; please call 530-318-5525 to book!
Book Your Fishing Getaway Today!
Plan your Lake Tahoe fishing adventure today and enjoy some of the best freshwater sport fishing in the country! Choose Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties to host your getaway in the North Lake Tahoe area and find the perfect vacation rental for your group. Join us for an epic California fishing vacation today!