Saturday, January 5, 2013

Near record trout caught at Lake Tahoe

Local anglers say the recent storms and run-off have produced great feeding for the big ones in Lake Tahoe. Gene Denis recently landed a brown trout that weighed 15 lbs. 9 ounces. The massive trout was 33 inches in length.

Denis trolled the waters near Elk Point and Cave Rock Shelf with a lure at a depth of 15 feet when he hooked his trout. The fish was netted after a 40 minute battle.

I checked the internet for records and found reference to a 31 lbs. 8 ounce brown caught in Lake Tahoe in 1911. A more recent record was a 15 lbs. 2 ounce brown caught in Lake Tahoe in 2008. Some fisherman say the record for Tahoe is 15 lbs. 14 ounces.

As always, fishermen tell big lies, so the real record is suspect. One thing is sure, Cave Rock Shelf is the place where the big ones have been caught throughout the years.

There are several charter fishing boat operators on Lake Tahoe if you want to catch your own trophy trout.

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