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 - Best In Tahoe 2019

Winner of Best in Tahoe 2019!!

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Over 20yrs experience fishing the waters of lake tahoe

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.

a group of anglers showing their mackinaw catch

Available fishing charters for public and private guided fishing trips

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 Kingfisher Boats® that offers industry-leading fishing tackle and equipment.
Fishing license isn’t included. You can purchase a fishing license online at:
Trout fishing with a local guide in Lake Tahoe

Public - Shared Fishing Charter

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.

Guided Fishing Trips Offered: Half day to Three Days

Pricing: Starts at $150 per person

Monster Mackinaw Trout caught while trolling Lake Tahoe

Trophy & Private Fishing Charter

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.

Guided Fishing Trips Offered: Half day to Full Day

Pricing: Starts at $600

Fresh cooked trout

Enjoy Your Catch

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.

Latest Fishing Report

While many focus their attention on the 8”-10” Kokanee Salmon.  Mile High Fishing is chasing around the Trophy Lake Trout/Mackinaw.  Laker action is starting to really heat up now that we are passed the full moon cycle.  Fishing Was very inconsistent throughout the last week with on and off good fishing.  Now that we are passed that cycle expect both trolling and jigging to only get better.  We have been working the depth from 80’-130’ feet of water.  South Shore has been decent fishing on the Tahoe Keys shelf both trolling and jigging.  Jig a P-line fire tiger 3 oz jig early AM.  Work the depth inside out from 80’-200’ until you find the bite.  Trolling fast with Rapala’s from 60’-150’ of water.  Never troll in straight lines and be sure to vary your speed.  For those that want to chase the Kokanee for their rich red meat, work 60’-80’ with dodgers or flashers trailed by a wedding ring set up.  Be sure to tip that wedding ring with a piece of white corn.  For daily reports give us a call 530-541-5312

Lake Tahoe

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.
Gorgeous view of the Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe

Previous Customer Reviews

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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