Lake Tahoe Fishing License & Regulations - Fishing in Lake Tahoe

2010 California & Nevada Sport Fishing License Fees

Fishing is permitted anywhere on Lake Tahoe with either California or Nevada fishing license.

California Fishing License

Valid January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
*no license required under 16 years of age

ANNUAL

Resident.... $41.50
Non-resident.... $111.85
Duplicate*.... $9.20

SHORT TERM/ TWO OR TEN DAY

One-Day Resident or Non-resident.... $13.40
Two-Day Resident or Non-resident.... $20.75
Ten-Day Non-resident.... $41.50

STAMPS & CARDS

Second Rod Stamp.... $12.85
Ocean Enhancement Stamp(annual).... $4.75
Colorado River Stamp.... $3.00
North Coast Salmon Report Card.... $5.50
Spiny Lobster Report Card.... $8.40
Abalone Permit Report Card.... $19.95
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.... NO FEE
Steelhead Report Card.... $6.30

*If you lose your California license and need a duplicate you will need the yellow receipt or pay full price

Nevada Fishing License

Valid March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011
*no license required under 12 years of age

ANNUAL

Resident.... $29.00
- Non-resident.... $69.00
Junior (ages 12-15).... $13.00
- Non-resident... $21.00
Seniors (age 65 or older)... $13.00

SHORT TERM/ ONE OR MORE DAYS

One-day Permit Resident.... $9.00
- Each Additional Day... $3.00
One-day Permit Non-resident.... $18.00
- Each Additional Day... $7.00

STAMPS

Nevada Special Use Stamp.... $3.00
Second Rod Stamp.... $10.00

Licensing Agents for the Lake Tahoe Region

Blue Ribbon Fishing Charters
1262 Pine Valley Road, South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-8801

Eagle Point Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 9536, South Lake Tahoe, 96158 (530) 577-6834

Fallen Leaf Landing
400 Fallen Leaf Road, South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-5428

First Strike Sportfishing
3344 Ash Av., South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 577-5065

K-Mart
1056 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-8971

Longs Drug
2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 544-1500

Mile High Fishing Charters
2159 Inverness Drive, South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-5312

Raley's Markets (2 locations)
4018 Lake Tahoe Blvd./Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 544-5793
1038 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-5160

Rite Aid
1020 Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-2434

Scotty's Hardware
1931 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-3601

Sportsman
2556 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, (530) 542-3474

Tahoe Flyfishing Outfitters
3433 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-8208

Tahoe Sportfishing
900 Ski Run Blvd, Suite #102, South Lake Tahoe, 96150 (530) 541-5448

Bud's Sporting Goods & Fountain
10108 Commercial Row, Truckee, (530) 587-3177

Longs Drugs
11411 Deerfield Drive, Truckee, 96161 (530) 587-5770

Mountain True Value Hardware
11320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 587-4844

Rite Aid
11230 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 96161 (530) 587-7592

San Francisco Fly Casting Club
14181 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, 96161 (530) 587-3796

Sierra Truckee Corporation
15688 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 587-6748

Truckee River Outfitters
10200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 582-0900

United Trails General Store
10068 Hirschdale Road, Truckee, 96161 (530) 587-8282

Reel Magic Sportfishing
700 N. Lake Blvd. #A23, Tahoe City, 96145 (530) 587-6027

Mother Natures Inn
551 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, (530) 581-4278

Swigards True Value Hardware
200 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, (530) 583-3738

Kings Beach Shell
8369 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 96143 (530) 546-3265

Mac A Tac Sportfishing
8031 Griff Lane, Kings Beach, 96143 (530) 546-2500

Northshore Hardware
200 Secline Street, Kings Beach, (530) 546-3505

Tahoe Bike & Ski
8499 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, 96143 (530) 546-7437

Village Ace Hardware
910 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, 89451 (775) 831-2020

Soda Springs General Store
21719 Donner Pass Road, Soda Springs, 95728 (530) 426-3080

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Fantastically Fun Lake Tahoe Fishing Charters

Address: 900 Ski Run Blvd Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Where Fishing Is Not Just a Hobby, It's An Addiction!

Address: 569 McDonald Dr Incline Village, NV 89451
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For all skill levels! Lake Tahoe Fly Fishing Classes catered to you, your schedule and what you want to learn!

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Truckee River Outfitters Lake Tahoe Offers Fishing Guide Services.

Address: 10200 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 96161

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Fishing Regulations - 2010

This brief overview of California regulations encompasses only some of the highlights for fishing Lake Tahoe area. To view more in-depth current coverage on 2010 regulations, please go to the California Regulations & Nevada Regulations. You can also obtain a Fishing Regulation Manual from any Licensing Agent.

Fishing Hours
  • Tahoe Lake (Placer and El Dorado Cos.): Fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
Bait-General
  • No trout may be maintained or possessed in a live condition in any container on or attached to any boat.
  • Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Sierra and North Coast Districts.
    • In Donner, Fallen Leaf and Tahoe lakes Lahontan redside, tui chub, Tahoe sucker, Lahontan speckled dace, mountain sucker and Paiute sculpin may be used only in the same lake where taken.

Open Season/Special Regulation and Daily Bag/Possession Limit

Tahoe Lake
  • Tahoe Lake
    • Open all year
    • Limit 5 per day, of which no more than 2 can be Mackinaw (Lake Trout)
  • Tahoe Lake - (Within 300" of the mouth of it's tributaries.)
    • Open July 1 -September 30, 2010
    • Limit 5 per day, of which only 2 (two) can be Mackinaw (Lake Trout)
  • Tahoe Lake Tributaries - (Upstream to the first lake)
    • Open July 1 - September 30, 2010
    • Limit 5 per day, with 10 allowed in possession
Truckee River (Nevada and Placer Counties)
  • Truckee River for 1,000 feet below the Lake Tahoe outlet dam to Trout Creek
    • Closed to all fishing all year
  • Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to Boca Bridge
    • Open last Saturday in April - November 15
    • Limit 2, minimum size limit 15 inches total length
    • Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
  • Truckee River from Boca Bridge downstream to the confluence of Gray Creek
    • Open last Saturday in April - November 15
    • Limit 2
Upper Truckee River and tributaries upstream from confluence with Showers Creek (Alpine and El Dorado Counties)
  • Open July 1 - September 30
  • Limit -0-/ Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Martis Lake
  • Open last Saturday in April - November 15
  • Limit -0-/ Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Martis Lake Tributaries
  • Closed to all fishing all year

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Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Six Peaks Grille at Squaw Creek Is A Lake Tahoe Favorite for Fine Dining

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Visit Sandy's Pub Sports Bar In Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Cool Down Poolside at The Oasis Grille

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Chart House Tahoe Is A Seafood And Steak Restaurant.

Address: 392 Kingsbury Grade Stateline, NV 89449
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Bacchi's Restaurant Tahoe Is A Comforting Italian Restaurant.

Address: 2905 Lake Forest Rd Tahoe City, CA 96145

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The Soule Domain Restaurant Tahoe Is A Fine Dining Establishment.

Address: 9983 Cove St Brockway, CA 96143

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The Timbers Delivers Quality and Quantity

Address: 168 Hwy 50 Stateline, NV 89449
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Cutthroat's Saloon Lake Tahoe Restaurant Serves Food And Drinks Until 6:30am Daily

Address: 111 Country Club Drive Incline Village, NV 89451
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Lone Eagle Grille Tahoe Restaurant Delivers Fantastic Views, Fine Dining

Address: 111 Country Club Dr Incline Village, NV 89451