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eric90503
05-13-2010, 11:59 PM
My apologies if this is a stupid question, but not familiar with Lake Tahoe
at all. Going up to Tahoe for a b-day weekend, and don't feel like spending
all my time at the casino's. I figured when everyone's passed out and hung over, I'll be on the water. If there are any recommended spots or guides, please reply or pm me. I would greatly appreciate it! I'll be there around June 11-13th.

Thanks in advance!

Eric

Renowilly
05-14-2010, 10:42 AM
I've been up to Tahoe a couple times, fished once off the shore (roostertails, Kastmasters for trout)...no luck.
I've heard Tahoe is so big and so deep that it really makes fishing tricky and that it only makes sense to fish there if you get a guide.
If anyone has any other info I'd be interested too.

eric90503
05-14-2010, 11:34 AM
I've been up to Tahoe a couple times, fished once off the shore (roostertails, Kastmasters for trout)...no luck.
I've heard Tahoe is so big and so deep that it really makes fishing tricky and that it only makes sense to fish there if you get a guide.
If anyone has any other info I'd be interested too.

Hmmm... After surfing some sites, it seems that some people were trolling
at 90ft? That's pretty deep! Water looks pretty sterile as well from this pic.

fistfullofdlrs
05-14-2010, 1:41 PM
gotta go deep

CA_SHARPSHOOTER
05-14-2010, 1:52 PM
you need some downriggers or lead core if you want to have a chance at mack's. You need a good fishfinder too so you dont snag the bottom.

kazman
05-14-2010, 2:12 PM
Wasted a bunch of my time trying to fish from shore even after getting advice on where to go from the local tackle shop (north shore). Not even a nibble. Too bad it was one of my son's first fishing experiences so it was not good. Also tried nearby Donner lake but no luck, but of course it was midday and water skiiers were constantly going by.

lazyworm
05-14-2010, 2:45 PM
Not sure about other spots... Dived Lake Tahoe last year at Meeks Bay. It's
pretty barren down to 40+ ft. There were quite a few crawfish, but not a
whole lot of wild life.

a1c
05-14-2010, 8:45 PM
You gotta come to my area if you want good fishing. Clear Lake, Lake Berryessa, Blue Lakes... Oh yeah, and lodging is cheaper :)

eric90503
05-14-2010, 11:34 PM
Not sure about other spots... Dived Lake Tahoe last year at Meeks Bay. It's
pretty barren down to 40+ ft. There were quite a few crawfish, but not a
whole lot of wild life.

Wow... Was diving at Tahoe colder than the ocean? Never dove freshwater before.

eric90503
05-14-2010, 11:36 PM
You gotta come to my area if you want good fishing. Clear Lake, Lake Berryessa, Blue Lakes... Oh yeah, and lodging is cheaper :)

Never been to Lake County. I'll put that on my list, but your area looks beautiful. Got to get out of SoCal, we have Santa Ana River lakes, lol...

wjc
05-16-2010, 7:02 PM
You gotta come to my area if you want good fishing. Clear Lake, Lake Berryessa, Blue Lakes... Oh yeah, and lodging is cheaper :)

I can vouch for Clear Lake. Camping was also pretty good when I went some years ago. I was up fishing and there were quail everywhere and me without a shotgun.

I was trying to go again in March but they had most of the campsites closed except for family camp (blech!).

I've heard some stuff about Lake Berryessa...are the fish biting up there?

zerohour714
05-16-2010, 9:35 PM
I have a summer cabin we go to up in north Tahoe and to tell you the truth, Ive never caught a single fish in the lake!!! There are a ton of good rivers and streams to fish, that might be your best bet if you don't want to do a charter. Otherwise if you have a few extra bucks they can take you out on a boat and will set you up to catch some lake trout. If you have a car, try the little Truckee river, worms and salmon eggs work best ;-)

5shot
05-16-2010, 10:16 PM
I agree with what most of the others said. There may be some time of the year that fish move into the shallows closer to shore, but most of the fish are caught deep water trolling.