(South Lake Tahoe) Morning temperatures are chilly, crowds are light and the mackinaw are biting consistently. In short, this is a prefect time to visit Lake Tahoe for a limit of late fall lake trout.
For example, the team at Tahoe Sportfishing has been putting their clients on easy limits of mackinaw that mainly fall into the 3 to 6 pound class. Minnows teamed with flashers have been the top offering for the Tahoe Sportfishing fleet.
Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters has also been trolling up limits of mackinaw. Gene’s fish also average 3 to 6 pounds, but he’s been getting a few fish in the teens too.
Gene is fishing a variety of different locations with both rigged minnows teamed with dodgers and medium size Flatfish.
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters has been successfully trolling Carnelian Bay. Mickey starts out trolling quickly in shallow water before slowing down and working progressively deeper. His clients are hooking macks running up to 8 pounds.
Mickey has been using a variety of offerings including Kok-A-Nuts teamed with Sling Blade dodgers and Sting King lures.