Lake Tahoe Fishing Report

Lake Tahoe

Mouth of Emerald Bay
Photo Credit: Brian Aspenleiter

by Doug Busey

Mackinaw Lake Trout fishing has been very, very, Tough to great depending on the Day.  We are fishing in 80 to 160 feet right now with Dodgers and Minnows or Flashers and minnows.  Bouncing bottom has been effective as they have begun to spawn and are territorial.  Bites are pecks or nips and 90 percent of them spit the hook upon netting. They are stuffed with shrimp, crawdads, and Kokanee Salmon.  Some limits and size ranges have been 2 to 8 pounds with the larger fish at 12 to 18 pounds. Kokanee Salmon of 8 to 13 inches have been reported taken off Camp Richardson in 150 feet or so. Some rainbows have shown up of Deadman'sPoint, Eagle point, Emerald Bay, and Sand Harbor in 12 to 21 inches with smaller stick Baits or Sepps Flashers and worm. For more information call Gene St. Denis at Blueribbon Fishing Charters  530-544-6552.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. If you have a photo of your catch, send it to Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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Carson Now Reports
for Thursday, July 19th, 2018

: Fishing Report
Lake Tahoe: The Early Morning Bite has Been most Productive!
Caples Lake: The Fishing Continues to be Good for Trollers!
Indian Creek Reservoir: The Lake has Got its Weeds Back!
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Carson River - East Fork (CA): I had Many Reports of 2 to 4 lb Rainbows!