Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips

Look no further than Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips for a fishing charter that will hook you up! Join Captain Brad Bugica and experience some of the lake’s most exciting and rewarding fishing.

Step aboard a 26’ River Wild powered by a 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine. This boat is fitted with advanced technology and quality equipment, including GPS, Fishfinder, and downriggers. Up to 6 anglers can enjoy fishing Lake Tahoe in complete comfort aboard this craft. Children of all ages and pets are welcome.

While fishing Lake Tahoe with Capt. Brad, you can target a variety of species including Mackinaw (Lake Trout). These waters boast some of the best Mackinaw you can find, with larger specimens reaching over 10 lbs in size. Like most fish in the lake, they are wild, making them all the more desirable.

The bite is best early in the morning, so he’ll have you out on the lake trolling for fish as the sun comes up. You can join him fishing in Lake Tahoe any time of the year.

Capt. Brad is prepared to meet all your fishing needs, from providing custom rods and reels to his own expertise. With more than 20 years of experience as a guide, he knows just where and how to target these fish best. Snacks and drinks are also available on board, including water, soda, muffins, and granola bars.

What you catch is yours to do with as you please; you can bring an icebox to keep it in and Capt. Brad will clean and fillet it for you, or you can release it back into the wild. All anglers 16 and older must purchase a California or Nevada fishing license and report cards if needed.

Book your trip today and join Capt. Brad for fishing in Lake Tahoe!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Early Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $380
    This trip takes place over 4-and-a-half hours and starts bright and early in the morning – when the bite is best! Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Capt. Brad also brings along some light snacks and soft drinks to keep you going. Be sure to bring a California or Nevada fishing license! Feel free to message the Captain and check his availability for your preferred date.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:35 AM
    $380
    This trip takes place over 4-and-a-half hours and starts bright and early in the morning – when the bite is best! Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Capt. Brad also brings along some light snacks and soft drinks to keep you going. Be sure to bring a California or Nevada fishing license! Feel free to message the Captain and check his availability for your preferred date.
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About the Captain

Brad Bugica
Tahoe Vista, California, United States
ID & License verified
90 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2017
Captain Brad Bugica has been fishing since he was 8 years old. He became a California licensed guide in 1992 and has been guiding full time since 2006. Both challenging and rewarding, he has loved every minute of it. You can fish with him year-round in Lake Tahoe or in the Sacramento area from fall to late spring.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat Specs

River Wild (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Lake Tahoe Fishing with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on October 10, 2020
We had the best time with Captain Brad! First, we had booked a 10am departure, but Captain Brad communicated the night before...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (Early Morning) on August 1, 2021
This is the second time we’ve been out with Captain Brad and he did not disappoint!  He knows all of the best fishing spots...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (Early Morning) on July 25, 2021
Really enjoyed our trip Captain was a real nice guy very informative about the lake and the area. The fishing...
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Captain Brad rocks

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on April 1, 2021
We had a blast. My family has a curse on catching fish but captain mike broke it. We were reeling in fish left and right. The...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (Morning) on July 29, 2021
Amazing trip. I was a little worried about leaving at 9:30AM. Thought it might be too late. Caught all the fish we could and...
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FAQs about Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips

Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips offers the following trips to customers:
  • $190 per person - Half Day Trip (Early Morning) (4 hours)
  • $190 per person - Half Day Trip (Morning) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Muffins, granola bars)
  • Drinks (Water, soda)

Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lake Tahoe Fishing Trips include:
  • Lake Trout