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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Lake Tahoe in California.
Lake Tahoe, CA

As the largest freshwater lake in California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is unique in many ways. It is over 1,600 feet deep with a surface elevation just over 6,200 feet. Known for its natural beauty the lake is an attraction for tourists from all over the world. In winter the skiing is spectacular at ski runs overlooking the lake. During the warmer months the lake attracts boating, sailing and fishing enthusiasts. With communities at the North Shore and the South Shore, as well as spotted locations around the entire lake, one can find restaurants, lodging, camping, horseback riding and many other tourist attractions all within minutes of the water.

Fishing At Lake Tahoe

Brown, rainbow and lake trout (mackinaw) plus Kokanee Salmon are the target of anglers in this pristine, cold water. The lake record brown trout is over 15 pounds, the lake record for mackinaw trout is over 37 pounds and the lake record for rainbow trout is over 11 pounds. Fishing guides and charter services are wise to consider when fishing at Lake Tahoe.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Tahoe.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Lake Tahoe Fishing Reports, Forums & Blogs

Eagle Point Sportfishing Fishing Reports - 530 577-6834

Tahoe Angler Sportfishing Reports 530 542-2019

Camping & Campgrounds At Lake Tahoe

Campground By The Lake - 530 542-6096

Meeks Bay Resort & Marina - 530 525-6946

Tahoe Valley RV and Camping Resort - 530 541-2222

Lake Tahoe State Park

Located northeast of the lake, Lake Tahoe State Park is in Nevada and offers a variety of camping and outdoor activities.

Lake Tahoe Information

Marinas, Boat Slips & Boat Rental

Camp Richardson Marina - 530 542-6570

Ski Run Marina - 530 544-0200

Boat Ramps

Meeks Bay Resort & Marina - 530 525-6946

Obexer's Boat Ramp - 530 525-7962

Today's Weather & Forecast

Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Lake Tahoe.

  • January 43° - 17°
  • February 44° - 18°
  • March 49° - 24°
  • April 54° - 27°
  • May 64° - 32°
  • June 72° - 37°
  • July 81° - 41°
  • August 80° - 40°
  • September 74° - 35°
  • October 63° - 28°
  • November 51° - 22°
  • December 43° - 17°

Lake Tahoe Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Lake Tahoe CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Tahoe
City Of South Lake Tahoe
Parks & Recreation
1180 Rufus Allen Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530 542-6197


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Lake Tahoe in Central California.

World-class lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and kokanee salmon fishing in east-central CA.

Fishing at Lake Tahoe, in California.