Lake Tahoe Fishing Charters
Mile High Fishing Charters is a professional, full-time fishing guide service located at the Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club in South Lake Tahoe, CA. We offer half day, full day and multiple days fishing excursions for both shared and private groups as well as custom charter packages. Lake Tahoe offers some of the best freshwater sportfishing in the world, giving anglers the chance to catch Mackinaw (lake trout), Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Kokanee Salmon year round. If you would like to experience the fun and exciting adventure fishing offers than don’t settle for anything less than Mile High Fishing Charters, the premier fishing guide service in South Lake Tahoe.
Mile High Fishing Charters
For over twenty years Captain Joby has been fishing in the Lake Tahoe area. He and all of his fishing guides are Master Guides in both California and Nevada and have their Coast Guard Captain’s licenses. With his experience, he will not only get you to where the fish are but he will get you hooked on them too. His 26 foot Tahoe Fishing Boat was built for fishing the waters of Lake Tahoe in comfort. It is a clean and modern boat equipped with the latest state of the art fish finding electronics and equipment from Lowrance to help you land the big ones of the lake. It even has a heated cabin. It has plenty of room for six to fish comfortably. As such, it has never been more enjoyable to land a big fish on the scenic waters of Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe: A fisherman's paradise
Lake Tahoe is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world. It is 22 miles long and is an average of 989 feet deep. These deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe are teeming with fish of all kinds for year-round fishing. Even though there are plenty of fish in the lake when fishing Lake Tahoe an experienced Captain is needed to get to the fish. You can fish from the shore but many of the places that you want to cast from are private property and quite honestly the fish just are not there. In order to find and hook the fish you need a boat and that is where a fishing charter service like Mile High Fishing Charters comes in handy. They will take you to where the fish are.
the main fish species we catch while fishing lake tahoe
Lake Tahoe is home to many fish. There are the smaller fish that frequent the shallows and shallower waters like bass, whitefish, crappie, sculpin, catfish and more. Then there are the trophy fish of the lake that we target, the Rainbow Trout, the Brown Trout, the Mackinaw or Lake Trout and the Kokanee Salmon. These fish are not native to the lake but are transplants that have strived in the cold waters of Lake Tahoe and have been successfully creating new generations. This is good because it means that for now they will not be overfished.
Rainbow Trout are one of the most sought after freshwater game fish in Lake Tahoe. One of the most common and easiest species of Trout, the Rainbow Trout is both abundant in many areas of the world. They can be found in rivers and streams as well as lakes and ponds. Rainbow Trout get their name from the colors that shine on their skin. The colors of their backs can vary from brown to blue but all Rainbow Trout have a pinkish band running the length of their body and a silver underside that fades to pearl white. Wild caught Rainbow Trout is not just delicious it is also a fun fish to catch. When being reeled in they put up a good fight and often jump.
The Kokanee Salmon also known as Kokanee Trout is a smaller sized landlocked strictly freshwater Sockeye Salmon. Kokanee are relatively small growing to 9-12 inches and weighing 1 lb. on average however they can reach sizes of 20 inches and weighing 3-5 lbs. Kokanees have a blue back, silver sides and small dots on the back and tail. During spawning season males will turn a deep crimson color while the females turn a dingy black. Just like the Sockeye, the Kokanee spawns once in their lifetime and after spawning dies. Also just like its cousins, Kokanee Salmon are a fun fish to hook up with and a delicious fish to eat.