Mackinaw Fishing Has Been Great This Summer

Lake Tahoe


by Doug Busey
7-24-2020
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LAKE TAHOE: the summer mackinaw fishing has been very good . We have been getting limits of mackinaw lake trout basically ranging from one pound to 10 pounds. Lip Hooked is the name of the game , steady consistent reeling is key to getting the prize to net !  Our Largest was a heavy fighting fish from bottom to net  was 15 pounds. Dodgers and minnows, flashers and minnows , flatfish in silver and white/pearl , and any high action lure at slow trolling speeds will work . Almost all are lip hooked as they are are all stuffed with shrimp and crawdads . It is stated by the us federal government in several newspaper articles " that trout do not eat shrimp or crawdads " . I must state that these statements are false and are untrue . I have seen both shrimp and crawdads stuffed in all the fish we clean at Lake Tahoe in over 40 years of Cleaning Trout ...... Just like yesterday ! Anyway, the bonus is that we have also been netting one or two Rainbows and Browns (2 to 8 pounds ) every week the last month , down with the Mackinaw at 100 feet to 180 feet ! For more information contact  Captain Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Fishing Charters.


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 [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.


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