Jan 1, 2013 Heavy Snow Derails Mackinaw Anglers
Written By: Cal Kellogg, January 1, 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe,
(South Lake Tahoe) The good news is that the Lake Tahoe mackinaw bite is going strong for both keeper size and larger trophy caliber fish. The bad news is that the recent series of windy snowstorms has kept anglers off the water. As soon as the weather stabilizes and launch ramps go back into operation, anglers expect to find very good fishing.
“When we get out we’ve been getting limits of fish up to about 8 pounds,” related Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters. “On most trips we’ve also been getting a shot or two at larger fish, that push up close to the 20 pound mark.”
“Minnows and dodgers pulled in water that runs from 100 to 250 feet deep will produce plenty of limits. For larger fish I’ve been pulling Trophy Sticks and other plugs,” added St. Denis.
Prior to the storms the staff at Tahoe Sportfishing also described the fishing as very good with limits and near limits being the norm. They are finding their fish on the south end of the lake and are primarily tempting them with minnows and flashers.
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters continues to be in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to clear up and clearing snow off the deck of his boat. Daniels is excited about the fishing prospects for the rest of the month.
“This is one of the best times of the year to target Tahoe’s mackinaw,” says Daniels.Back To Reports