Fishing Hot Spots

Lake Tahoe Bank Fishing
Dollar Point, Crystal Bay Point, So. of Sand Harbor, West Shore below Tahoe City
Best Catch: Rainbow
Access: Some parking problems
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, trolling
 
Lake Tahoe Charter Fishing
Big Mack (530) 583-4602 (Mickey's Guide Service), Kingfish Guide Service (530)5360, Reel Deal Sportfishing, 530-318-6272
Best Catch: Mackinaw, Kokanee, Trout
Access: Reservations only for morning & evening Trips
Tackle/bait: Supplied by service
 
Boca Reservoir
Hirshdale exit, east of Truckee on Highway 89
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: Paved road
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, stream flies best. Boca & Stampede.
 
Martis Reservoir
Hwy 267 between Truckee & Northstar
Best Catch: Cutthroat, catch and release only
Access: Good dirt to lake
Tackle/bait: Single, barb-less hook, spinner. Boats w/o motor.
 
Prosser Reservoir
Turn right one mile past Truckee on Hwy 89
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: Good dirt road
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, trolling
 
Stampede Reservoir
Continue along road past Boca to Stampede Dam
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: Paved road
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners
 
Coldstream Creek
1/2 mile hike from Donner Memorial Park
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: 1/2 mile hike from park
Tackle/bait: Flies, worms, eggs, small spinners
 
Donner Lake
West of Truckee on Hwy 50
Best Catch: Large Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: Easy drive on paved road
Tackle/bait: Worms,eggs, small spinners, trolling
 
Little Truckee River
Between Boca and Stampede Reservoir
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook
Access: Easy hike along stream
Tackle/bait: Flies, worms, eggs, small spinners
 
Sagehen Creek
Crosses Hwy 89 two miles north of Hobart Mills exit
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook
Access: Easy hike along stream
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies
 
Truckee River
Between Tahoe City and Truckee along Hwy 89
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brook, Brown
Access: Short walk from Hwy 89
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, small spinners, flies
 
Truckee River
Between Truckee and Nevada State Line
Best Catch: Brown
Access: Various points along Glenshire Dr., Hirshdale Rd. & Hwy 80
Tackle/bait: Wild trout river. No live bait, no barbed hooks. Size limits.
 
Upper Truckee River
South Lake Tahoe, Opens July 15th
Best Catch: Rainbow,Brown
Access: Short walk off Hwy 50
Tackle/bait: Flies, worms, spinners
 
Fallen Leaf Lake
Off Hwy 89, Near Camp Richardson
Best Catch: Mackinaw, Rainbow
Access: Paved road, limited parking
Tackle/bait: Worms, minnows, spinners, rapalas
 
Cave Rock
East Shore Off Hwy 50
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown
Access: Parking at cave, rock boat launch
Tackle/bait: Worms, spinners, marshmallows, eggs
 
Taylor Creek
Off Hwy 89, near Camp Richardson, Opens July 15th
Best Catch: Rainbow, Brown
Access: Lots of parking, short walk
Tackle/bait: Worms, eggs, spinners, flies