Lake Tahoe Fishing Report

Lake Tahoe

by Doug Busey

Fishing for mackinaw has been rated as very good. As the weather gets colder the mackinaw seem to get bigger. I have caught my largest mackinaw at 39 inches in early December. Favorite areas have been north of Emerald Bay in 30 to 120 feet of water, trolling Rapalas in a black and silver pattern. Cave Rock to the Logan Shoals area will start to pick up for top linning for rainbows and browns with a black and silver or Brown pattern Rapala. The Tahoe City shelf to Carnelian Bay has been productive for anglers using flasher blades and a live minnow or a Banjo Minnow. If you can graph a good school of fish in the area, try drifting a live minnow right on the bottom. I use a 1/2 to 3/4 ounce weight with a 24 inch leader and a gold circle hook, or some anglers could better recognize it as a large salmon egg hook. As many may know, the Cave Rock boat ramp is open once again for launching. For more information call Blue Ribbon Fishing Charters at 530-544-6552. I would recommend to book your party now before they get filled up for the winter season.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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