The Fish Sniffer - Beautiful Weather and Awesome Mack Fishing
Beautiful Weather and Awesome Mack Fishing

Written By: Danny Lloyd, February 12, 2014
Species: Mackinaw
Location: Lake Tahoe,

"Fishing remains to be very good with a few mackinaw in the 10+ pound range being caught weekly," reported Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters.

"Lack of water is a major issue right now, and the lack of snow run off this year and last is playing a major factor in our fishery for the years to come," related St. Denis. Without the annual food source of invertebrates and algae, fish and crustaceans will suffer throughout the lake.

On a recent trip, St. Denis took clients out and managed an amazing 16 mackinaw in the boat. Fishing will remain to be very good with the warm weather. If you have never experienced fishing Lake Tahoe, now is the time with this beautiful January weather.

Mickey Daniels of Mickey's Big Mack Charters reported that limits of mackinaw have been pretty easy to come by with fish running 4-6 pounds. They continue fishing shallow early morning, then move deep as the sun comes out using minnows trolled behind flashers.

Winter mackinaw fishing continue to be “hot,” according to Tahoe Sportfishing. For example, five ASU alumni landed limits of quality mackinaw while trolling with Captain Zach during a recent trip aboard the Prophet.

With the water levels so low, Sand Harbor and El Dorado boat launch will remain closed. Both the Lake Forrest Ramp and Cave Rock Ramp remain open but remember they're only open from 6am-4pm daily.

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