GIANT 17 Pound Mackinaw Landed on Lake Tahoe

Although Lake Tahoe isn’t mentioned in the same breath as Northern California’s top fishing destinations, you can still catch some beasts in Big Blue. That was recently proven with the catch of a monster Mackinaw from the lake’s most respected fishing outfitter.

Tahoe Sport Fishing is the largest fishing charter outfit on Lake Tahoe and they have the 20-year experience to help you catch one of the unique fish of the lake. You’ll mostly see some rainbow trout or Kokanee salmon coming out of Tahoe, but every once in a while, you can land a big ol’ mackinaw (which is a type of trout).

Recently, Andrew Holzer scored a 17.3 pound mackinaw on Tahoe and it’s a good reminder there are some big fish in the lake:

What a catch! To put things into perspective, here are the fish Holzer caught that day. The 17-pounder stands out significantly:

Interestingly enough, Tahoe Sport Fishing brought in another mackinaw just a month earlier which weighed the exact same – 17.3 pounds:

If you want to fish on Lake Tahoe, we highly suggest Tahoe Sport Fishing. Check out what they offer:

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