Tahoe Sport Fishing FAQ

  • How big are your boats?
  • We have 8 Coast Guard Certified vessels in our fleet ranging in sizes from 30 feet to 45 feet.

  • How many other people will be on the boat?
  • All of our boats are Coast Guard Certified and the Hoppers have capacities for 12, we like to keep it nice and roomy and typically have 6-8 fisherman per boat. We can accommodate larger parties on our Private Charters.

  • What does it mean to be “Coast Guard Certified”?
  • We choose to be Coast Guard Certified because safety is our #1 priority. We go through extensive annual Coast Guard inspections including:

    • Mandatory random drug testing for the crew and CPR Certification.
    • High water alarms, which alerts when there is water too high within the vessel.
    • Automatic fire extinguishers will automatically shut off the fuel if triggered, and extinguish fire in the engine room.
    • All vessels have at least 36” railings for the safety of small children, which does not require children to wear life vests.
    • All vessels have the required number of certified life preservers on board.
    • All vessels have first aid kits, life rafts, life rings and strobe water lights on board.
  • Will I catch fish?
  • We catch fish daily! Our Captains are out on the lake 365 days per year and it is their job to help you catch fish. Lake Tahoe is a tricky lake to fish, but our skilled crew will guide you! It is important to listen to all instructions given to you from the crew so you as the angler can land fish in the boat!

  • What food/drinks will be on the boat?
  • Our morning charters include hot coffee, water, sodas, and breakfast pastries. The afternoon charter includes refreshments and light snacks. You are more than welcome to bring any additional food or drinks with you on the boat, just as long as there are NO BANANAS! 😉

  • What do I need to bring with me?
  • Dress in layers so you are prepared for Lake Tahoe weather. Winters in Lake Tahoe are a dry cold – so dress in your winter attire!

    Sunscreen, hats, gloves, a camera and your fishing license if you have one!

  • Do I need a fishing license?
  • Everyone who is 16 and older is required to have a fishing license. Both California and Nevada fishing licenses work on Lake Tahoe. We have a CA Fish and Game license kiosk in our office and can issue you a 1-day license for $15.12 each. We also can issue annual, 2-day, 10-day, additional stamps and hunting licenses and draws.

  • Where do I park during my fishing charter?
  • You can park in the Ski Run Marina lot for free during the winter months. Please be advised that both Ski Run Marina and Zephyr Cove Marina charge for parking May-October. Both locations are located less than five miles to the Stateline area.

  • What is the difference between a Public and a Private charter?
  • A Public charter is ideal for parties from a single fisherman to 5 people. If you party is 6 or more it will be considered as a Private Charter. Private Charters ensure that it is just you and your party on the boat with your own crew. Private Charters also include extras and custom options.

Email: [email protected]

Ski Run Marina

900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 102
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 541-5448

Zephyr Cove Marina

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