Mackinaw FIshing Has Been Great

Lake Tahoe

by Doug Busey

The fishing on Lake Tahoe is awesome. The Ramp at Cave Rock Boat Launch is clear of snow. Always be careful of icy conditions on the ramp as some do not drain out the water of the boat trailers before pulling up. The fishing for limits of Mackinaw Lake Trout has been very good to " GREAT " !! Quality Fish are being netted from 3 to 17 pounds . Dodgers and minnows , flashers and minnows . and Flatfish in chrome or white have been productive as the Mackinaw are feeding to put back the pounds that they lost spawning . " Action for the Lake Trout in waters on Tahoe from 80 to 250 feet . The Trick " is to find out were they are still feeding and are not full. Another technique is to wait until later in the day  as they will start feeding again . Bounce the bottom and speed up every now and then to activate a strike . South Shore shelf's , Cal Neva point , Tahoe City Shelf , and Sugar Pine Point are Stacked with Pods of Large Active Mackinaw . Fresh minnows always help with the bite .. Rainbows, and Browns can also be had as well If you work in shallow tight with small / medium stick baits in brown or rainbow schemes. For  more information call Captain Gene St. Denis Blue Ribbon Fishing Charters ( 530 ) 544-6552.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. If you have a photo of your catch, send it to Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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