Lake Tahoe Boating & Some Essential Tips for a Fun Trip
Lake Tahoe is a famous lake on the California / Nevada border. Lake Tahoe is great; about 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, fed by 63 tributaries. Boating in Lake Tahoe is hugely popular not only because of its size, but also a unique destination as it is incredibly deep and has an amazing maximum depth of over 1,600 feet. That is way more than twice the length of the line you have on your spinning reel!
A quick search of the internet reveals that there are a multitude of options for water sports in Lake Tahoe. In addition to sea kayaking and stand up paddle boards, there are other sea boat options such as guided cruises, jet ski rentals, and even parasailing for the really insane, I mean, “adventurous” ones. There are also numerous events to see, such as sailboat races and a wooden boat show.
In addition to updating your boat registration, there are other tips for boating in Lake Tahoe. For example, make sure you have all of the safety equipment for seriously big water on your boat. It looks like there is even a coast guard present there. With so many water sports available, watch out for other watercraft and share the water responsibly.
And what’s the use of Lake Tahoe boating tips without a fishing report telling you where to go boating? When I’m on a boat, I have to fish. From the reports I read, it appears that Lake Tahoe boats have the ability to hunt deep cold water species like Kokanee (landlocked) salmon and lake trout, which locals may refer to as Mackinaw trout. In the fishing shops or marinas, you can even hear these fish, known for short as “Kokes” and “Macs”. You can also try catching a rainbow and brown trout while kayaking in Lake Tahoe, or it is worth renting a charter boat to learn some of the time-saving techniques, baits, and locations first.
Although winter is almost here, there is still time to go Lake Tahoe boating while in the area. And it looks like there’s something for everyone. Have you experienced Lake Tahoe boating?
Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After graduating with a degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and the US state of Michigan.