Mackinaw To 17 Pounds Gobble Minnows
Mackinaw fishing is excellent at Lake Tahoe. The fish are feeding heavily and anglers are hooking up while slow trolling rigged minnows and other offerings.
Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters reported limit-style mackinaw action while bottom bouncing minnows teamed with flashers in 160 to 200 feet of water.
“Our big fish of the week went 17 pounds,” related St. Denis. “It had a pair of kokanee, a crawfish and some shrimp inside its stomach. With all that food inside of it, the mack still couldn’t pass up that minnow.”
Captain Scotty at Tahoe Sportfishing continues to put his clients on good numbers of mackinaw at the south end of the lake, including big fish running up to 17 pounds and full limits of kokanee that average 15 inches but range up to 20 plus.
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.
Fish Sniffer reader Joel Mathews recently visited Stampede Reservoir and reported good mackinaw action.
“I got 4 mackinaw to 7 pounds while trolling a frog pattern Flatfish near the dam. I also picked up a 17 inch brown,” said Mathews.Back To Reports