Macks And Trout Grab Minnows And Lures

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(South Lake Tahoe) “My clients and I have been getting limits of macks in the 3 to 7 pound range, with a handful of larger fish in the 8 to 14 pound class showing up occasionally,” reported Gene St. Denis of Blue Ribbon Charters.

“Dodgerd teamed with flashers, Flatfish and stick baits have all been hooking fish when trolled 140 to 260 feet deep. Top lining has ranged from slow to fair with a mix of 1 to 5 pound browns and rainbows hitting a variety of different lures,” added St. Denis.

Mark Wiza is still finding solid action on macks and rainbows while working shallow water with leadcore line. Lyman Lures are Wiza’s top offering, but Rapalas are working too.

The team at Tahoe Sportfishing has been running the occasional trip and limits and near limits of quality macks in the 3 to 6 pound range have been the result. Minnows teamed with dodgers have been the top tempter for Tahoe Sportfishing skippers.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is predicting that snow melt this spring will push Tahoe over its natural rim. This sets the stage for fishing and rafting in the Truckee River this spring and summer.