Posted on 8/30/2022

Our Guide To Fishing North Lake Tahoe '" Fly Fishing, Charters & Regulations

When it comes to fishing in North Lake Tahoe, there are plenty of spots and charters to choose from. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best places to fish and how to make the most of your experience. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fisherman, there is something here for you to enjoy! So pack your gear and let's go fishing in North Lake Tahoe!Do you want even more recommendations for things to do during your North Lake Tahoe fishing expidition? Take a look at our free North Lake Tahoe Guide, packed with things to see and do in the area! 
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Fishing In North Lake Tahoe - General Info

Can I fish in North Lake Tahoe? - Yes!

According to the Forest Service, in California, any person 16 years of age or older must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license to fish in Lake Tahoe.Fishing in North Lake Tahoe is legal one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset. In all other bodies of water in the Tahoe area (Sierra District) fishing is legal one hour before sunset to one hour after sunset.

Daily Limits

The daily limit for Lake Tahoe is 5 trout total (but no more than 2 Mackinaw). Most other lakes and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin have a limit of 5 trout as well.

What Will I Catch?

While fishing North Lake Tahoe, you can expect to catch Mackinaw Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Kokanee Salmon.

Fishing In North Lake Tahoe - Charters & Best Fishing Spots

Donât want to bring any of your own gear? No problem! There is a plethora of fishing charters and guides around North Lake Tahoe that provide private fishing experiences for you and a small group of friends.

1) Captain Chris' Fishing Charters in Tahoe City

If you're looking for a fishing charter in North Lake Tahoe, look no further than Captain Chris' Fishing Charters. During these completely private charters, you and your friends will spend time on his 25-foot Skip jack, with a comfortable cabin and restroom. Captain Chris does it all, from taking your call to filleting your fish. All necessary tackle will be provided and his boat can accommodate up to five people.Captain Chris has been fishing North Lake Tahoe for over 40 years and has been offering charters for more than 20! Count on him to know where to find the best catches. 

2) Hooked Up Sport Fishing

Another great option for private fishing charters on North Lake Tahoe is provided by captain Hans Moxley of Hooked Up Sport Fishing. Captain Hans has been fishing Lake Tahoe for over 15 years and takes groups of 6 on his 30' Striper Fishing Boat. During the charter, all of your tackle & gear are provided, as well as refreshments and assorted beverages. Hooked Up Sport Fishing was voted number 1 for Best Fishing Guide/Charter in the area in 2018! 

3) Fly Fishing Spots - The Truckee River

One of the best spots for fly fishing in the North Lake Tahoe area is the nearby Truckee River. Conveniently located near our Truckee vacation rentals, this river is home to a variety of fish, including trout, bass, and Kokanee Salmon.For a guided experience, we recommend Gilligan's Guide Service! Gill provides guided fishing and fly fishing tours along the Truckee River, where all fishing gear is provided. You'll learn all about the best practices for catching fish in the area and more about feeding patterns and how things change through the different seasons. 

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If you want to maximize enjoyment during your fishing expedition to North Lake Tahoe, book a stay with us at Tahoe Truckee Properties! We offer stunning vacation homes throughout the area, many featuring unreal views of Lake Tahoe. Plus, weâre happy to provide an impressive collection of dog-friendly homes, so you never have to leave your furry family member behind!Browse our inventory today and start planning your fishing trip to North Lake Tahoe today!
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