Angler Update: Summer Fishing in Lake Tahoe June 22, 2021 By: Michael Mamola, CDFW Environmental Scientist, Strategic Trout Mgmt. and Stocking Coordination Fishing Lake Tahoe in the Summer can be an exciting and rewarding time spent on the water. Lake Tahoe is primarily known for its fantastic Lake Trout (Mackinaw) fishery, though Brown, Rainbow, and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout – as well as Kokanee Salmon also call the lake home. To target these Lake Trout it is best to have access to a boat with downriggers, either your own or one you rent, as Lake Trout typically inhabit deeper waters. When searching for Lake Trout use your fish finder to find underwater mounts or rockpiles that the fish hang out near, then drop your lure (stick baits or spoons) down to the desired depth and hold on. Once you find the Lake Trout it usually doesn’t take long for them to strike. If you don’t have access to a boat and you still want to fish Lake Tahoe don’t worry, the lake has many fishing guides that would be happy to take you out in search of your big fish. Good luck and enjoy the lake! Categories: Angler Tagged: anglertahoesummer Related Articles Angler Update: Be a SUPer Angler this Summer! Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is becoming increasingly popular, read up on combining SUP and your favorite past-time: fishing! Angler Update: Summer is No Bummer for Bass As the weather warms up and the days get longer, fishing for bass can also heat up! Read up on tips and tricks for catching bass this summer! Angler Update: Winter Catch and Release Angling Tips Catch and release fishing allows anglers to enjoy California’s trout streams without overfishing them. While this is a fun and enjoyable opportunity, it is crucial that you are careful to avoid killing these fish during the catch and release season. Read tips on best practices below. Fall Species Watch: Chinook Salmon Tips for catching chinook salmon this fall! July Species Watch: The Kokanee Anglers targeting Kokanee during the summer months are often very successful. Continue reading to find out tips and tricks to reeling in a kokanee this summer! Winter Species Watch: Trout Read up on how best to catch trout this winter! Comments are closed.