Fishing Location Spotlight:Lake TahoeFish Species at Lake TahoeBluegillBrook TroutBrown Bullhead CatfishBrown TroutLahontan Cutthroat TroutLahontan Redside ShinerLahontan Speckled DaceLake Trout - MackinawLandlocked Kokanee SalmonLargemouth BassMountain WhitefishPaiute SculpinRainbow TroutSmallmouth BassTahoe SuckerTui ChubFishing InformationLake Tahoe is known for it’s high visibility, and perfect blue waters. You can typically see more than fifty feet deep in it’s crystal clear waters. It is located in the Sierra Nevada, straddling the state line between California and Nevada. On it’s North and South shores are fine tourist destinations with casinos, shopping, and more. At it’s deepest point it is 1645 feet deep, making it the second deepest lake in the United States. It is known for it’s monster trout, and people come from all across the United States to take time to stay in the casino resorts and take their chances at winning a big jackpot, and fishing during the day for winning the fishing jackpot by hooking into the huge lunker trout that the lake is known for. The lake has a heavy abundance of Lake Trout, or Mackinaw. It also has a healthy population of rainbow trout, brown trout, and a reproducing population of landlocked kokanee salmon. Trophy Trout SpoonsThe majority of fishermen like to troll for trout on this lake. Take a look at our trolling guide for more information. Check the fishing regulations to verify what you can and can’t do when it comes to minnows, as a rule of thumb you can use minnows in some of these high sierra lakes but some lakes allow you to only use minnows that you caught from the lake you are fishing in. Lake Tahoe has a lot of minnows. When you drop a minnow trap down about fifteen feet you will see the minnows swarm the trap if you put a piece of bread in it for bait. I usually drop the minnow trap down and go out and try to troll for browns with a stickbait for a half hour to an hour and check back in on my trap. Make sure you see the minnows coming to the trap to ensure you are in a good spot before you run off for a bit, otherwise you may come back empty handed. Trophy Mackinaw FlatfishLake Tahoe Fishing Guides and Fishing Charter BoatsThere are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips at Lake Tahoe. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Click below to learn more about the different guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Tahoe or any other area you are interested in going on a guided fishing trip or fishing charter boat. Book Your Next Fishing Charter by Clicking BelowShop for fishing tackle in ourFishing Gear and Tackle store.Cottages and Vacation Home Rentals around Lake Tahoe in Lake Tahoe in CA and NVThese two listings are an example of what is available, click either rental house below for a complete list of rental homes and cottages available. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.