Tight Lines Guide Service spent Wednesday 7/10/13 through Friday 7/12/12 on Lake Tahoe and today Saturday 7/14/13 on Stampede Reservoir.
On Lake Tahoe we spent most of our time on the North Shore. Thursday was our best day with larger Mackinaw. We found the best bite straight out from Tahoe City. We caught our fish trolling spoons at depths of 180 to 300 feet.
Saturday we worked Stampede Reservoir for Kokanee. Our clients didn’t want to start until 8:00 AM so I went out by myself at 6AM and fished for fun. In no time I had my five Kokanee. I fished behind the island and found fish right on the bottom in 40’ of water. After our clients showed up we fish the launch ramp side of island. There was several big schools of fish in that area. The best producer on Stampede today was a Sep’s Watermelons Strike Master Dodger and a RMT Crystal Watermelon Assassin Spinner and the same Watermelon Strike Master Dodger and a Uncle Larry’s Tropical Tiger Spinner. All our lures were tipped with the new (soon to be released) Pautzke Shoepeg Can O Corn. This is something new that comes in several of your favorite colors. The average size of our fish toady was 12” with one that was 14”. The water temp at Stampede is running around 68 degrees. www.fishtightlines.com