Mile High Fishing Charters

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-day fishing excursions for both shared and private groups as well as custom fishing charter packages. Lake Tahoe offers some of the best freshwater sport fishing in the world. Anglers can 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. We are the premier fishing guide service in South Lake Tahoe.

Winner of Best in Tahoe
Winner of Best in Tahoe 2019
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Mile High Fishing Charters

Mile High Fishing Charters is owned and operated by native fisherman Captain Joby Cefalu. For more than twenty years, Captain Joby and his guides have provided the best fishing charter experience for their guests. All fishing guides at Mile High Fishing Charters are Master Guides in both California and Nevada and hold valid United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain Licenses.

Our guest use only the best fishing tackle available on the market. Our fishing equipment is new, well maintained and replaced regularly. Nothing ruins a trip like losing a nice fish due to faulty gear. The same high standard goes into our fishing boats. Our boats are new, spacious and offer you plenty of room to fish.

tahoe fishing charters we offer

Mile High Fishing Charters is pleased to offer both public and private fishing charters. We also host small, intimate groups upon request. All charters are run aboard our spacious boats that offers industry-leading fishing tackle and equipment.


The public fishing trip is for groups of 1-3 that want to pay the per person fare for our half day trip. On a public trip depending on the boat there will be a maximum of 4-6 people per boat, plus your Captain on-board.

Pricing: Starts at $150 per person

Trips We Offer: Half day to Three Days

Trout fishing with a local guide in Lake Tahoe
Fat Mackinaw Trout caught trolling live baits in Lake Tahoe


Private fishing trips are for your family or group. You can charter the boat and pay for just your group. Groups of 5 or more are always private with Mile High Fishing Charters.

Pricing: Starts at $600

Trips We Offer: Half day to Full Day


After your Lake Tahoe Fishing Charter ask your Captain about having your fish prepared by the Fresh Ketch Restaurant or Mc’Duff’s Irish Pub.
Fresh cooked trout
Fishing license isn’t included. You can purchase a fishing license online at:


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.


Melissa B
Melissa B
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My family of five had a great time fishing this Summer with Joby. His boat is roomy and top notch. Joby really knows fishing, especially on Lake Tahoe. We all caught some. Joby gave us some great cooking tips that we used later that night. I normally don't enjoy eating fish but they turned out great. I was worried about it being awkward being on a boat with a stranger, but he is very personable and easy to chat with. We will definitely book again next time we visit Tahoe.*plan on booking well ahead of your trip, his schedule is quite full*
Dan Horrock
Dan Horrock
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Couldn't ask for a better time fishing with Captain John ...he got us all set up for a successful day of wife really enjoyed reeling in the fish !! We went twice with Captain John, and he helped make the trip one we won't forget !!
April Chambers
April Chambers
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We had a fantastic time with Joby. He really cared about making our trip a good experience. He was professional and clearly knew the lake like the back of his hand. Thank you!We went twice with Captain John, and he helped make the trip one we won't forget !!
Thomas M
Thomas M
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Awesome experience for my boys, bro-in-law and I. Joby is da man. He truly cares about his guests having the best possible experience. If you follow his simple instructions you will have a great time fishing.We went twice with Captain John, and he helped make the trip one we won't forget !!

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