Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. It is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m) making it America’s second-deepest, (Crater Lake, in Oregon, being the deepest at 1945 feet (594 m) deep).
The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the Ice Ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction for both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area’s economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City and Sacramento.
There is no shortage of fishing opportunities here in the Tahoe Basin. Whether you prefer fly fishing a quiet stream, or trolling the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, . Lake Tahoe tributaries can be fished only from July 1-September 30. Tributaries are defined as the area from the first lake upstream to 300 feet into Lake Tahoe. Free days this year (2008) in California are June 7 and September 27.
Fish in the Tahoe area include Mackinaw (Lake) Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and in some areas like the Tahoe Keys you will find Bass and Catfish. Alot of our clients have been using our 9 inch plug in various color patterns for lakers, the 4 and 5 inch plugs for Rainbows and the 1 ,2and 3 inch plugs for Kokanee with great success.