Lake Tahoe: Mixed Bag Trolling Creates Excitement

The staff at Tahoe Sportfishing is targeting mackinaw with limit style results, but they are also reporting bonus browns and rainbows.
The macks are chunky fish that average a solid 3 pounds and range up to 10. Tahoe Sportfishing skippers are experimenting with various lures, but the go to offering remains a threaded minnow teamed with a blade.
If you want to hit the water with one of Tahoe Sportfishing’s pro skippers give them a call at (530) 541-5448. They will put you on the fish!
“I had a great trip to Tahoe last week,” report Todd Malvin of Sacramento. “I called Cal Kellogg and asked him about power trolling at Tahoe with his Speed Spoons. He advised using Speed Spoons in copper or gold at around 2.7 mph. I picked up a kit from FishHuntShoot.Com and they worked just like Cal said they would.”
“While trolling the east side of the lake my wife and I landed 7 mackinaw to 11 pounds, a 16 inch rainbow and a 25 inch brown. We kept a couple macks and let the rest of the fish go. Everything we hooked came 8 to 20 feet deep on leadcore. Copper was the best color, but we got fish on gold and orange Speed Spoons too,” Malvin concluded.
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters has been successfully trolling Carnelian Bay. Mickey starts out trolling quickly in shallow water before slowing down and working progressively deeper. His clients are hooking macks running up to 8 pounds.

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