Mackinaw Bite As Kokanee Season Ends
The Lake Tahoe mackinaw bite continues to be very good at this time for trollers working water over 100 feet deep. Kokanee are still available, but the season is basically over since the fish are rapidly loosing scales and acquiring their spawning colors.
Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters has been putting his clients on easy limits of mackinaw while slow trolling minnows teamed with white dodgers.
Gene has been getting his fish while working 100 to 220 feet of water off Calneva, Dollar and Sugarpine Points.
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters has been successfully trolling Carnelian Bay. Mickey starts out trolling briskly in shallow water before slowing down and working progressively deeper. His clients are hooking macks running up to 8 pounds.
Captain Scotty of Tahoe Sportfishing has been producing limits of mackinaw for his client while working the south end of the lake. Most of the macks run 3 to 6 pounds, but larger fish show occasionally.
At Stampede Reservoir trollers are picking up mackinaw to 7 pounds along with the occasional brown to 4 pounds while trolling Flatfish and Rapalas from the surface to 45 feet deep. This action should continue to improve through the end of October.Back To Reports