Where we fish

Sacramento River

43 pound late fall run salmon

Finally back on the upswing the Sacramento River is one of the largest river systems in the Western US. It boasts 100s of miles of access, but we focus on the areas where fishing is best. Salmon fishing in the Sac can be excellent from July through November when seasonal runs send upwards of one million king salmon into the swift flowing, off colored water. Because of its size, however, the Sacramento is no place for first timers. With thousands of holes to learn, underwater obstructions to watch out for and endless miles of water, we can put you on the hotspot and strike zone consistently.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Brown Trout

Home to world famous Tahoe blue waters, Lake Tahoe is one of the prettiest lakes in North America. With visibility to 70 feet in some spots, its a true gem to fish and loaded with lake trout. Referred as mackinaw here, the lakers often come in bunches and are caught trolling and jigging in deep water. Our expertise allows you to sit back and admire the scenery while we put you on the lakes best shelves, pinnacles and in the top coves to nail quality macks. For the more patient angler theres also a stable population of big browns and planted rainbows

Lake Oroville

Oroville Coho's

Once known as the top bass fishery in the world, Lake Oroville’s Kings are giving anglers another reason to applaud. Oroville has been back in the King game for a few now and the fishery is blossoming well. While the Kings range in size depending on the time of year, catching them on light tackle is a blast. This high energy, fast- action fishery can yield dozens of strikes a day on bait and hardware. Rainbows and browns are available, but arent common. Come here for the Kings.

These hard fighting fish can be a blast to catch.

Stampede Reservoir

Stampede Reservoir fishing Mackinaw

Stampede Reservoir is about 15 miles northeast of the town of Truckee. Stampede is known for it outstanding kokanee and mackinaw (Lake Trout) fishing where lake trout over 10 pounds are common and can exceed the 20 lb mark. Stampede is also home to some great brown trout and small mouth fishing.

Donner Lake

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Located just outside of Truckee, Donner Lake is home to some of the biggest mackinaw (lake trout) in the state. Depending on the year, Donner can produce some huge kokanee. We have taken 20” kokanee out of Donner in past years.

Folsom Lake

great-folsom-kings-6.14.14Folsom Lake offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Folsom Lake provides habitat for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. Many bass over 10 pounds have been taken from the lake and the record largemouth bass topped 16 pounds. The lake also holds good populations of rainbow trout, crappie, bluegill catfish, and a good population of Land Locked Kings. Around the main body of Folsom Lake anglers have a lot of success along the shore of the main peninsula between the two river forks. They also do well down near the dam at Folsom Point and Beal’s Point.

The lake offers year-round fishing for rainbow trout, king salmon, largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and crappie.