The season for Kokanee, the small landlocked relative of the Sockeye Salmon, is still in effect till October, when many go to Taylor Creek or other small creeks and streams to spawn and die. As they prepare for their last journey, they stop eating, but earlier in the fall, they are at their hungriest and largest.
All of these fish are fun fish to catch. They are all aggressive and are known for acrobatic leaps out of the water when you hook them. Except for some Rainbows near the shore, you really need a boat to catch any or all of them. During these months, on any given excursion on the lake, you could be reeling in great numbers of Kokanee, 10+ Rainbow Trout, some nice Mackinaw, and a Brown or two if you are lucky.
You can catch and take your own boat out if you are lucky enough to own one and are knowledgeable of the lake, but your best bet to be on the fish is to charter one of the many boats and guides on the lake. You can look into a large number of services on the lake or let us help you to the best charters on Lake Tahoe. We check and vet our guides to ensure you have an enjoyable and action-packed day you will not soon forget.