Bring forth your rods and reels, fishing in South Lake Tahoe is among the finest Northern California has to offer. Whether you’re a bass angler searching to troll through the myriad of lakes surrounding South Lake Tahoe, a stream mercenary in search of that “perfect spot” or a greenie looking to earn your stripes, we’ve got the water, and it has the fish.
For family friendly fishing fun, bring the kids to the Trout Farm in South Lake Tahoe to get the young ones hooked. Yes, we said hooked. We know it’s ironic and cliche. We don’t care. It’s fishing!
For more intermediate to advanced challenges, explore the surrounding fishing areas in the Tahoe Basin towards Kirkwood and the Carson Highway, or get up Highway 89 and turn off road to find some great locations at Echo Lake, Fallen Leaf Lake and countless others.
The city of South Lake Tahoe is filled with oustanding pro shops for all your angling needs, and the fly fishing community up here has been thriving for decades. Don’t forget to pick up your license, as game wardens are quick to cite violators in the area. You can pick up your license at any sporting goods store, and even at grocery stores in the area as well. Check with SouthLakeTahoe.com for excellent fishing expedition ideas as well as reports on where they’re biting, what they’re biting, and (on rare occasions) who they’re biting.