Kokanee And Mackinaw Continue To Bite
Lake Tahoe continues to kick out both kokanee and mackinaw at a fast pace. Most anglers visiting the lake these days are scoring easy limits.
It was about a month ago that Captain Scott Carey of Tahoe Sportfishing had a potential state record kokanee caught on his boat. These days the fishing remains very good for folks fishing with Tahoe Sportfishing. Mixed limits of mackinaw and kokanee have been the rule.
The macks are hitting rigged minnows trolled behind flashers best, while small spinners have been the best lures for bagging salmon.
Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters has been boating consistent limits while fishing the northern and central portions of Tahoe. Most of the macks Gene’s clients catch at this time are running 4 to 5 pounds, but larger fish are showing sporadically.
Minnows teamed with custom crafted white dodgers have been Gene’s recipe for success when trolled from 150 to 260 feet deep.
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters has been enjoying solid action at the north end of the lake. Mickey’s clients have been hooking mackinaw up to 8 pounds. Some fish are being kept for the table while the others are tagged and released.
Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service has been fishing Stampede Reservoir for kokanee recently and the results have been great. Most of the time anglers are boating limits of kokanee in the 12 to 14 inch class. The hot ticket for Kennedy has been a pink Uncle Larry’s Spinner teamed with a Sep’s Gold Starlight Dodger. Kennedy is tipping his spinners with Pautzke Can-O-Corn scented with Smelly Jelly shrimp scent.Back To Reports