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About Tahoe Sportfishing

By now, you may or you may not be familiar with our company. And if you are familiar with us, do you know how we got started?  Dean Lockwood, a Nebraska native, decided Lake Tahoe was in need of a fishing charter service and started Tahoe Sport Fishing in 1953. He grew a successful business…

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April 28, 2020

Fresh Caught Fish Dinner

Many people in Lake Tahoe know about our fishing charters, but did you know that there are local restaurants here in South Lake Tahoe that will cook your fresh-caught fish for you? One such restaurant we partner with is MacDuff’s Irish Pub. After our customers return from their fishing charters many of them will drop…

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July 8, 2024

How Lake Clarity and Temperature Affect Lake Tahoe’s Fishing Season

  Photo Taken by Moondull Media The last year in the Lake Tahoe Basin has been one for the record books for many reasons. In addition to a record snowpack, we have also seen a record change in lake clarity. The Algae in the lake has depleted to its lowest numbers in 40 years. Scientist…

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August 28, 2023

Fishing Report August 19th

  Words from captain Zach Gordon, “This past week we have been targeting Kokanee and Mackinaw on our charters. We are averaging 3-5 fish per rod and are finding the fish 50 to 75 feet down. We are using wedding rings behind a Tahoe Trolling Flasher (you can pick these up at Tahoe Bait and…

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August 19, 2023

How to Prepare for a Fishing Charter on Lake Tahoe

Photo Taken by Moondulla Media If you’re a seasoned fisherman or a first-timer, a fishing charter like Tahoe Sport Fishing is a fantastic way to experience the lake. To make your trip even better, consider the following tips. Firstly, bring appropriate clothing as most lakes, especially alpine lakes like Lake Tahoe, are prone to sudden…

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August 12, 2023

How to Cook Your Fresh Caught Fish this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re giving the gift of fishing with Tahoe Sport Fishing (we think it’s an excellent gift!) we have some recommendations on how to utilize your fresh caught fish throughout the holiday season. Is there a prouder feeling than being able to say you caught your holiday…

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December 9, 2021

Tahoe Sport Fishing Holiday Sales!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you can’t decide what to get the people on your Christmas list. Well, we’re here to help. Let us recommend the gift of fishing on beautiful Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Sport Fishing. We are currently having a sale on gift certificates through midnight on Christmas Eve….

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December 2, 2021

Why You Should Fish with Tahoe Sportfishing over Thanksgiving Week

So, you’ve planned a Thanksgiving trip to Lake Tahoe to ski and play in a winter wonderland. Well, California weather had other plans. With the resorts pushing back their opening dates you might be wondering “what are we going to do all week?”. We’re here to help. Let us recommend fishing on beautiful Lake Tahoe…

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November 20, 2021

What Types of Fish are in Lake Tahoe?

Do you know how many types of fish are in Lake Tahoe? We’re not talking about the streams or even the Tahoe Keys, but the Lake itself. This might come as a surprise, but there’s only four types of fish. The Mackinaw (Lake Trout), German Browns, Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. The Mackinaw is the…

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November 3, 2021

Fishing Report October 30 2021

Welcome to this week’s fishing report brought to you by Tahoe Sport Fishing! After a slow start to the fishing week (due to the weather) we are back in our normal routine of fishing on Lake Tahoe.  We are fishing the deep Tahoe waters for the mackinaw. We are trolling about 200-400  feet. We use…

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October 30, 2021

Fishing Report October 23 2021

Welcome to this week’s fishing report brought to you by Tahoe Sport Fishing. Macks are back! Kokanee season has come to a close and we are back to targeting the mackinaw. Mackinaw is the largest and dominant fish species in Lake Tahoe. While not quite as flavorful as the Kokanee (the candy of the lake),…

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October 24, 2021

From Lake Tahoe Fishing Customer to Deckhand

At the age of 7 years old, Dave Turner went fishing with Tahoe Sport Fishing and the original owner, Dean Lockwood. They only caught one fish, a mackinaw, but lasting memories were made. The deckhand working that day joked with Dave, and made such an impression that by the end of the trip Dave said,…

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July 30, 2021

Fishing Report July 12 2021

Welcome to this week’s fishing report brought to you by Tahoe Sport Fishing. Kokanee season is here! We have officially switched over to targeting the Kokanee Salmon. If you are unfamiliar with this particular species we commonly refer to it as “the candy of the lake” as we think it is the best thing to…

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July 13, 2021