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01-29-2008, 08:07 PM
This might sound stupid but we got a house in Tahoe Keys for 3 nights is Febuary and the home is on the water and has a dock in the keys. *My question is if I toss a line in off the boat dock at the home, what are my chances of catching a trout? or anything? :-/


01-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Well your chances are better if you toss in than if you don't. Both Calif/Nev lic's are good. Use something that has smell and flash. Good luck and keep warm...Jetspray

01-29-2008, 08:42 PM
Dont know if you'll get any trout, but there are black bass in the keys and pan fish. These non native fish got put in there some time ago, (to bad) The water in the Keys stays alot warmer than the rest of the lake which has allowed these fish to survive. Good Luck.... The fish will not be very active as its winter.

01-29-2008, 09:01 PM
Wagonmaster is right, you'll likely get pan fish or bass, but much of the Key's could be frozen so get ready to walk.. Live baits like minnows or worms under a float might work well. Maybe try a drive to Cave Rock and fish the rocks off the bank for Trout...bring a long net. Good luck

01-29-2008, 09:47 PM
To keep you out of trouble, you can only use minnows that you catch in Tahoe as bait. The minnows in Tahoe are called Tue chubs. This time of year I dont know if you can buy them anywhere and I dont how trapping them is during the winter. Better off with worms or artificals

01-30-2008, 01:23 AM
Cave rock would be your best bet for trout..Using white bread balled up in a minnow trap I have found works best from the shore you'll need a long rope and a strong arm to get it out deep enough.Above that The Pro-cure scent Trophy Trout is made with Tue Chub I've found it to be a good scent on Thaoe....


01-30-2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks for your info. I just love to fish and a boat dock on water to me means fishing. We tried to get a home on the lake but all seemed to be booked. Hey looks like a Mackinaw guided trip is going to be in the works. Thanks again for the help. :)

01-30-2008, 07:57 PM
I don't know South Shore that well but there is another Marina up the road from the Key's..About a mile or two down 50 from the casino strip..there is a rock wall on the lake side of the marina and it is pretty deep out at the end..

Might be hard to get out there with all the snow but I would fish in the deeper areas..

At cave rock you have to make sure you can jump down to net a fish or beach it..some people fish off rocks and have no idea how to land a fish

01-30-2008, 10:39 PM
I think the guide trip is your best bet for fish. Let us know how you do(pics are a bonus). I stayed at cabin on the lake at Cave Rock last year with private beach and awesome views for about 150$ a night. Stayed at the keys 3 yrs ago for about 350$ a night with dock and it was ok but I liked C-rock better.


01-30-2008, 11:13 PM
I would say go on the guide trip. I've never really heard of people catchin trout from shore at Tahoe, at least all the years I've been there. This disappoints me, but I guess thats how it goes. I went out on a guide trip two summers ago, and we did alright. However, I'm not a huge fan of catching 2-6lb trout 90 ft deep and seeing them bloated when they come up from reeling them in. But thats just me...I'm a light surface tackle kina guy.

01-31-2008, 12:19 AM
I used to catch trout from the ol Camp. Rich. pier but that was in the late 60,s and CDFG does not plant anymore. NVDFG does still plant though and some of them little bows can make the trip over the border to CA just ask the Weez.
Good luck on your hunt.


01-31-2008, 07:22 AM
Tahoe Keys is frozen except right near the lake.