Fly Fishing | Sportfishing | Boat Ramps
Lake Tahoe's popular Alpine waters provide an angling haven for
both beginners and experienced freshwater anglers who travel to
Lake Tahoe from around the world.
And within a 75-mile radius of Lake Tahoe there are more than 450
lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams -- each with their own fishing
profile! Many of the lakes in the high country are stocked regularly
by various public agencies. Interestingly, fishing pressure is low
at these lakes so the odds are high for catching some really big
The fish that inhabit the waters of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding
lakes and streams are feisty and strong and excellent opponents
for freshwater anglers. This year-round fishery offers an incredible
variety of fish species. There are at least eight varieties of trout:
mackinaws (lake trout), rainbows, German brown trout, golden trout,
cutthroat trout, brook trout, paiute trout and camloop trout. Add
in prized kokanee salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass, catfish,
perch, mountain whitefish and other species.
Virtually every technique known is employed in the quest for these
fish. If you are fishing an area for the first time, you'll have
greater success by hiring a guide who is familiar with the area
and proficient with the angling methods required.
Whatever your choice, fly fishing or sportfishing, you will probably
want to do some research about guides and charter services before
you arrive in Lake Tahoe. We've provided some experienced and reputable
companies for you to contact. These trained, licensed and insured
guides are knowledgeable and helpful. Each of the companies offers
its own complement of services. We've also included books authored
by local expert anglers! Select fly fishing or sportfishing on the
menu on this page.
Keep in mind that fishing regulations and license fees vary between
California and Nevada. It's best to decide where you will be fishing
and then determine if the license jurisdiction is California, Nevada,
California/Nevada, a specific season or year-round, one rod or two
rods, size requirements and limits . . .
or you can just ask your guide!
Be sure and visit the Boat Ramps page in this section for lots
of interesting facts about Lake Tahoe.
When you visit Lake Tahoe you'll have a reel good time fishin',
catchin' and grinnin' for the photo of the big one that didn't get