Tahoe Trout Farm Guidelines to Follow
One group at a time on deck
Check in limited admittance
Practice 6ft per group social distancing
No restroom, smoking, alcohol, or pets
Service dogs welcome
Important Information. Please Read!
CHECK IN IS MANDATORY
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
BUCKET: TO KEEP FISH IN
BAIT: WORMS & EGGS
CLOTH: TO HANDLE FISH
NETS: ARE AROUND PONDS
BONKER: TO KNOCKOUT FISH
HOOK REMOVER: FOR DEEP SWALLOWED HOOKS
WE PROVIDE SIMPLE ROD, LINE & HOOK
YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT BUT MUST BE APPROVED AT CHECK IN
USE OF FLY FISHING EQUIPEMENT ONLY BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
SUPERVISE YOUR CHILDREN
NO CATCH AND RELEASE
REMEMBER: ALWAYS NET FISH IN WATER
AND BE CAREFUL OF HOOKS
About our Trout
We source our trout from Mt. Lassen Trout Farm. They are a family company since 1949. They provide us with California clear, cold, fresh spring water steelhead rainbow trout. We also receive limited quantities of their Trophy Trout and “Lighting” Golden Trout. Our trout made the Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood watch “Best of the Best Super Green” list. No growth hormones or growth promoting antibiotics are used during the fish rearing process. Once they reach our ponds they feed only on native insects. Our water is sourced from a cold deep water well located near Trout Creek.
Mt. Lassen trout is a Fish Wise Producer Partner. Fish Wise is a sustainable seafood that promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems through environmentally responsible practices. Fish Wise Partners include leading seafood retailers, distributors, producers and restaurants, as well as North America’s foremost ocean conservation organizations.
We are Business Lifetime members of Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited members are ambassadors in protecting, restoring, reconnecting and sustaining North America’s cold water fisheries.
How do you charge for fishing?
We charge by the fish, depending on the length, and we can even clean the fish and pack them on ice for the journey to your grill or kitchen. The price per fish starts at $12 for a 10″ fish and goes as the fish increases in size.
Do I have to keep the fish I catch?
I you don’t want to take your catch home, you can either leave the fish with us and we will donate them to local charities Christmas Cheer and Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.
Do I need to bring bait or tackle?
Bait is a one time fee of $10.00 and tackle is free to use. If you’d rather use your own tackle, feel free to bring it.
Is there a limit to the amount of fish I can catch?
There are no limits the to the amount of fish one person or a family is allowed to keep. You do have to pay for what you catch.
Do I need a California fishing license?
No fishing license is required, and all ages can participate.
Can I catch and release fish?
Once you’ve caught a fish, please do not release it back into the pond. We donate any unwanted fish to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care so they don’t go to waste.
Are reservations required?
Groups over 8 call please ahead as well as handicap-special needs customers.
Can I catch and release fish?
Once you’ve caught a fish, please do not release it back into the pond. We donate unwanted fish to the homeless and Lake Tahoe Wild Life Care. You will still have to pay for the fish.
Do I have to use a net?
Yes! Using a net is safer for your newly-caught fish. You will then remove the fish from the net with a cloth.
Are kids allowed?
Tahoe Trout Farm is family-friendly! All we ask is that you please supervise your children.
Can I bring my dog/cat?
As much as we love our furry friends, dogs and cats are not allowed.
Is alcohol or smoking permitted?
No, we do not allow drinking or smoking.
Are restrooms available?
No, not at this time but we have have sinks available for hand washing.
Are fish cleaning and packing available?
Simple cleaning is $1.00 per fish
Bag and packing ice is free of charge
Filleting is $5.00 per fish, if time permits
Vacuum-seal depending on net amount – $10.00 per bag
If you’d like your fish prepared for you, we recommend McDuff’s Pub & Restaurant but you must have fish cleaned and reservations are required. Ask us for more information.