Top Rated Fishing Charters in Lake Tahoe

Mile High Fishing Charters

Lake Tahoe, California



Are you looking for a fun day of fishing? The captains and crew of most Lake Tahoe fishing charters are local men and women who have spent their entire lives fishing and hunting the waters and surrounding areas. Anglers from all over the world know Lake Tahoe as one of the best freshwater lakes for fishing and booking a Lake Tahoe fishing guide is the best way to put you on the fish.

You can fish all year long, and depending on the time you are here, your fishing guide will customize a fishing day just for you. Whether you are here to catch “Laker” Mackinaw, Rainbows, Browns, Bass or Kokanees, they know where all of these fish will be during the spring, summer, fall and winter. One of the beautiful things about hiring a professional guide is that they will take you out on the water, and the knowledgeable captains know secret spots to fish to help maximize the chances of you coming home with a cooler full of fish.

Most charter boat operators offer half-day and full-day charters with shared and private options available. There are many professional fishing charters dotted all up and down the Nevada and California coastlines. Whether you choose the north, the south, the east or the west, you are bound to have a fun-filled, action-packed day on the water.

Lake Tahoe Fishing Seasons

Lake Tahoe Weather

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many public and private charters. The average cost for public charters is around $199 for 4.5 hours and $285 for 6.5 hours. Private charters’ prices range from $648 for 1-3 anglers to $1037 for 6+ on a 5-hour trip, and from $1200 for 1-3 to $2000 for 6+ anglers for 7 hours on the water.

The fishing in Lake Tahoe is some of the best freshwater fishing in America. Anglers worldwide come to see firsthand how incredible the fishing is. The fishery is year-round; no matter what time of year, you will be hooking up with fun, feisty, and tasty fish.
The lake is famous for its big four, the Mackinaw Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Kokanee Salmon. However, there are a few other species of Trout, including the Lohothan Cutthroat Trout. There is also a large population of Large and Small Mouth Bass.
The spring is the time for the big fish. “Lakers,” 20+ lbs. Mackinaw Trout are ready to be reeled in. Summer is Kohkanee season. These small fish are delicious and put up a real fight. Fall brings the end to the Kokanee season, but large-sized Rainbow and Brown Trout are in season. Winter is cold, but fishing with large Mackinaw ready for your hook is still hot.
You do need a valid fishing license to fish on the lake. Anyone 16 or older must have a license in California or Nevada (you can use either one). Most charter services provide licenses or help you to attain one for you.
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