The Top 10 South Lake Tahoe Fishing Spots

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1.Truckee River - West Shore Lake Tahoe
Directions : From Tahoe City drive along Highway 89 (West River Road) toward Truckee. You can park and walk to the river from several areas along the road.

2. East & West Carson Rivers - Markleeville, CA
Directions : From Meyers, Turn Left on Hwy 89 and take it over Luther Pass to the T at Pickets Junction. For the West Carson park now, or at several other easily spotted parking areas including a lot with a restroom. For the East Carson, Turn Right (Hwy 88/89) and follow the West Carson down past some great places to eat! Turn Right at the sign for Markleeville (still on Hwy 89) and take this road past the town. You’ll soon hit Hangman’s Bridge where there is another parking lot (with a restroom), or continue on toward Hwy 4 where you’ll see several likely areas from the road.

3. Boca & Stampede Reservoirs - North Lake Tahoe
Directions : From Truckee, drive on Interstate 80 toward Reno. About 7 miles from Truckee, take the Hirschdale exit and follow the signs.

4. Caples Lake - South Lake Tahoe
Directions : From South Lake Tahoe take Highway 50 toward Sacramento and Turn Right on Highway 89 (South - toward Kirkwood). At the bottom of the hill (Pickets Junction), Turn Right on 88 and drive over breathtaking Carson Pass. Caples is just a few miles West of Carson Pass.

5. Taylor Creek - South Lake Tahoe
Directions : Take Highway 89 from South Lake Tahoe. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is a Right turn off Highway 89 on the way to Emerald Bay - just past Fallen Leaf Road.

6. Fallen Leaf Lake - South Lake Tahoe
Directions : Take Highway 89 from South Lake Tahoe to Fallen Leaf Road. Turn Left drive past Fallen Leaf Lake Campground. The road may be closed in the winter, depending on the snow.

7. Lake Tahoe... Itself! Middle of the Lake
Hot Tip: Many of these fishing tours come with breakfast or lunch.

8. Donner Lake - North Lake Tahoe
Directions : From old downtown Truckee, take the Lincoln Highway west to Donner Lake. The free piers are on the north side of the lake.

9. Upper Truckee River - South Lake Tahoe
The area near the Tahoe Keys may even have a few bass roaming around. A bass fisherman illegally planted them in the Keys and... they’ve survived pretty well. Some of them are quite large…
Hot Tip: During the Closed Season (Sept 31-June 30), fishing is prohibited within 300 feet of any Lake Tahoe Tributary. This applies to all rivers and creeks inside the Lake Tahoe Basin. Focus on the East and West Carson on the Trout Opener in April.

10. Echo Lakes - Meyers, South Lake Tahoe
Directions : Head West on Highway 50, as you reach the summit you'll see signs for Echo Lakes. Turn Right and follow to the Resort.