Captain
Andrew Lubrano

Member since September 2015

Zephyr Cove, United States

Background
After a lifetime of deck handing and captaining on charter boats in northern California, I felt qualified to offer a premium sport fishing experience.
Techniques
We have all the gear necessary to go after fish by jigging, trolling or drifting live bait. We predominantly jig live minnows on the bottom for lake trout.

Hey, I'm Captain Andrew Lubrano

Zephyr Cove, United States
Background
After a lifetime of deck handing and captaining on charter boats in northern California, I felt qualified to offer a premium sport fishing experience.
Techniques
We have all the gear necessary to go after fish by jigging, trolling or drifting live bait. We predominantly jig live minnows on the bottom for lake trout.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Zephyr Cove
trips from
US$ 110
Stateline
trips from
US$ 800
Glenbrook
trips from
US$ 720

Customer Reviews

4.50 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Captain Mike really came through for us!  He worked hard to get us on fish and keep us on fish. His use of live bait along with jigs allowed me to max out!  He is a very knowledgeable and friendly captain.

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Great day,great captain..knowledgeable,experience and knows the lake like the back of his hand!

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

The boat was more appropriate for younger people. No place to sit for us older folk. Mike seemed a bit helter skelter rather than professional. And, we did not appreciate looking at his bright green underwear the whole time since his pants were belted halfway down his butt. That is very unprofessional. The promised “snacks” was a box of chocolate chip cookies, but the drinks were good. However, we went to catch fish and we caught four. And the recommendation to go to Mc Duffy to get them cooked was super. Best fish we ever ate! I assume we were expecting a “pleasure” fishing experience, but got an OK one. However, it was a beautiful day on the water and we caught four of the best fish ever!!

Kimball Pierson does not recommend Nor-Cal Charters - Tight Lines

Fished August 2017

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Andrew Lubrano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 28, 2017

Thank you for taking time to tell us about your experience. As a leader on Lake Tahoe in customer service, we take your review very seriously and will use your suggestions to make improvements to our services. I am very happy to hear your group caught dinner and enjoyed eating it. We hope you will come out with us the next time you are in Tahoe and check out one of our larger boats equipped with more seating.

Captain Andrew Lubrano

Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get any fish in the boat. But my wife Christina caught more than anybody on the boat and I’m happy and proud of her even though I have to hear about how she skunked me for quite some time. Lol. But overall it was a great day

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

The fishing trip was a memory I will rember for ever; Captain Mikey was a expert with knowledge on the sport of fishing.  Caught 6 nice M.Lake trout with the wisdom of the captain!  I will be back to fish many times in the future with Captain Mikey!

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Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

Didn’t catch as many as we hoped but had a fun time. Andrew did his best and was very friendly and accomodating. Would do this trip again.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

Mike arrived with the boat right on time. He set realistic expectations for the Day based on recent experience. We caught five lake trout and Mike handled everything beautifully. The fish were biting during the later part of our trip. So, Mike extended our trip a bit to allow for more catches. All and all, a wonderful day on Lake Tahoe.

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Capt Mike was excellent he was great to talk to. Had a knowledge of the type of fish biting and was a pleasure to spend time with

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Our trip started 6:30am. Andrew and Kelsey had the boat ready for us. It was fairly clean -
the bathroom not that much - and fishing gear was all set.

At the first stop, Andrew got us live bait. So far we were glad with the whole experience. On the first try we got a fish, but after that nothing else. Andrew took us to several fishing spots, tried to get some tips over the radio, but we had no success. He was very patience though. It was clear to us that he was not a fisherman.

Also, I think the refrigerator on the boat is not working. Sodas, water and light beers were all pretty warm.

George Maggessy does not recommend Nor-Cal Charters - The Great Gatsby

Fished July 2017

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Andrew Lubrano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you for taking time to tell us about your experience. As an industry leader on Lake Tahoe in customer service, we take your review very seriously and would like to provide you the opportunity to come out on one of our charters during a more optimal fishing season. The best time to catch mackinaw is September through May. Captain Andrew has been fishing Lake Tahoe his entire life and has been guiding on the Lake for 10 years. We hope you will give him another chance, however we also have 3 other captains you can choose from. We look forward to seeing you one day soon.

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Fished July 2017

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