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Fly Fishing Near Lake Tahoe

Fly Fishing Waters Near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California State Border

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There are plenty of fly fishing waters near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state line.

There are plenty of fly fishing waters near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state line.

Brian Milne
The first time I laid eyes on Lake Tahoe, I didn’t know where to start.

After all, the lake is more than 1,600 feet deep and has more than 70 miles of shoreline.

In short, Lake Tahoe is a spectacle.

And in case you're overwhelmed by a lake that’s twice as long as the English Channel, here are some of the solid fly fishing waters near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state line -- home to some of the most popular species of trout and even salmon and whitefish:

Truckee River

If the two above named creeks aren't big enough for you, try the Truckee River -- the largest river in the Reno area.

Stampede Reservoir

The Stampede holds some nice large trout if the California Department of Fishing and Game is planting them. There's even some kokanee to mix it up a little. And when there's fish here, the fishing can be good well into the fall.

Boca Reservoir

Fish here early in the morning or in the late evening to beat the wind ... and the wind surfers or skiers.

Prosser Creek Reservoir

A lot like Boca, Prosser Creek gets plenty of traffic because of the camping options there. But there are plenty of places to get away from the crowds, including Prosser and Alder creeks.

Spooner Lake

Make it up to Spooner Summit and you'll be rewarded with plenty of brown and rainbow trout ... and if you're lucky, a big ol' cutthroat trout.

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