hand holding a rainbow trout above a net over the water

Learn the art, perfect your casting, or land a trophy. Fly fish the nearby Truckee River, bait cast from Lake Tahoe's shore or join a fishing charter. Trout fishing is open year-round in Lake Tahoe, which boasts mackinaw lake trout, kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, and German brown trout.

California fishing licenses and tackle are available for purchase in Swigard's Ace Hardware in Tahoe City.

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North Lake Tahoe fishing charters: