Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to catch the fish of a lifetime. This 123,000-acre lake is over 1,600 feet deep and boasts more than 70 miles of shoreline. Known for its exceptional salmon and trout fishing, Lake Tahoe is home to big brown, rainbow trout, lake trout (mackinaw), and Kokanee (sockeye) salmon. You can catch some amazing fish here. The lake’s records for largest fish include a 37+ pound mackinaw trout, a 15+ pound brown trout, and an 11+ pound rainbow trout. Shore fishing can be difficult at Lake Tahoe because much of the lake is located on private property or has limited parking. However, there are a few places that are open to the public. If you fish from the shore, try using PowerBait®, nightcrawlers, minnows, and salmon eggs – or use lures. If you decide to fish from a boat, top-line trolling is the best method for catching rainbow and brown trout. For the mackinaw, deep-line trolling, jigging, and fishing with live minnows work best. With more than a dozen boat ramps, Lake Tahoe makes it easy to get your boat out on the lake to enjoy an exceptional day of fishing.
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Lake Tahoe boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Tahoe.