Meet the fleet

John Shearer

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan


Fun Facts

Started working for Tahoe Sport Fishing in 1990 as a deckhand for the original owner, Dean Lockwood. 7 years later, him and his wife Shannon Shearer purchased the business in 1997 and have been running it since then (with a little bit of help with there two kids who grew up in the family business).

Favorite Place to Fish: Florida Keys

Favorite Fish to Eat: Blackened fish if forced to have fish (he actually does not like fish)

Zach Gordon

Hometown: Chico, California


Fun Facts

You can find him snowmobiling or dirt biking in his free time.

Favorite Place to Fish: West Shore @ Lake Tahoe

Favorite Fish to Eat: Fresh Sockeye from the Lake

Robert Eggers “Bobby”

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, California


Fun Facts

Started working for Tahoe Sport Fishing as a taxi boy at the age of 12.

Favorite Place to Fish: Anywhere there is water and fish.

Favorite Fish to Eat: Rockcod Salmon, & Trout to name a few.

Sammy Garcia

Hometown: Pacific Grove, California


Fun Facts

I come from a family line of commercial and sport fisherman

Favorite Place to Fish: Anywhere on the Ocean

Favorite Fish to Eat: Rockcod Salmon

Chad Peters

Hometown: Virginia


Fun Facts

Enjoys cold weather much more than warm weather

Favorite Place to Fish: Small Ponds for Largemouth Bass

Favorite Fish to Eat: Tie between Kokanee Salmon and Tuna

Paul Mueller

Hometown: Los Gatos, California


Fun Facts

Spends the winters as a ‘ski bum’ and spends the summers fishing

Favorite Place to Fish: Pyramid Lake

Favorite Fish to Eat: Anything sushi related

Steve Henderson “Steve-O”

Hometown: Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY


Fun Facts

Lived on a boat for 5 years.. and loved it!

Favorite Place to Fish: Pacific Coast of Mexico

Favorite Fish to Eat: Raw Ahi

Cesar Medina

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


Fun Facts

Gets extremely sea sick.

Favorite Place to Fish: Coronado Islands

Favorite Fish to Eat: Yellow Tail (Hamachi)

Donny Readinger

Hometown: San Jose, California


Fun Facts

Favorite Place to Fish: Pyramid Lake

Favorite Fish to Eat: Anything sushi related

Drew Stone

Hometown: Vacaville, CA


Fun Facts

On his days off you can usually find him fishing!

Favorite Place to Fish: Klamath, CA

Favorite Fish to Eat: Opah (Moonfish)

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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