About us

Tahoe Sport Fishing has been family-owned and operated since 1953.

As a family owned and operated company we care about your experience and ensure that you will have an unforgettable time on Lake Tahoe!

Dean Lockwood was the original owner and John Shearer began working for him as a fishing deckhand in 1990. Dean taught Captain John the ways to fish in Lake Tahoe and Captain John and his wife Shannon later purchased the company in 1997.

Now 20 years later, Tahoe Sport Fishing has the largest fishing fleet in Lake Tahoe and is continuously voted Best of Tahoe year after year! John and his wife Shannon have successfully grown the company into what is today and put fishing back on the must-do list for year-round activities on Lake Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe Daily Fish Limits

Makinaw (Lake Trout) – limit 2/day

A combined fish total of 5 fish altogether.

Helpful reminders

What to Bring?

We recommend that our customers dress in layers, so as to be prepared for all weather conditions. November through May can bring snow and/or rain and cold temperatures. Unlike weather in other parts of the country, cold weather here is a dry cold. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen!

  • Layers of Clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen


Fishing License

Don’t forget your CA or NV State Fishing License! All fisherman 16 & older are required to have a fishing license for either California or Nevada.

If you don’t have one already, we sell the CA one-day and annual licenses in our Ski Run office!

The one-day license is $17.02 each and can be purchased when you check in for your charter.

Ski Run Marina 

900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 101
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 541-5448

Zephyr Cove Marina 

Closed for the season
760 Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Phone: (775) 586-9338


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