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Our Commitment

To provide Lake Tahoe anglers with once-in-a-lifetime fishing trips.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Here at Nor-Cal Charters, our guides believe in sustainable, enjoyable fishing to provide the community and vacationers with experiences and stories to last a lifetime. We select equipment and hire qualified staff with the goal of creating the best Lake Tahoe charter experience. Whether you are an experienced salty dog looking to get on some fish, or a fist timer wanting to learn about fishing, we are the company for you.

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Commodore Maverick

Maverick, a Tahoe native, is one of Nor-Cal Charters founding members. He eats, sleeps, and drinks fishing and has been voted Tahoe’s best fishing dog 4 years running. His favorite food is anything left on the boats, and he enjoys back country dog sledding.

Captain Andrew Lubrano

Andrew Lubrano has been captaining for 10 years and has 15 years of commercial Tahoe charter fishing experience. His favorite fishing is albacore tuna out of Half Moon Bay and Kokanee salmon fishing on Lake Tahoe. He loves this job because of the people and the addictive qualities of competing with other charter boats on Lake Tahoe. He holds an AA in business from Lake Tahoe Community College, BA in Finance and Economics from Sierra Nevada College and a Master’s in Education form Sierra Nevada University. Andrew is also a Nevada Master Guide for over five years and holds a 50-ton Captains License from the United States Coast Guard.

Tahoe Guide Captain Mikey Peterson

Captain Mikey Peterson

Mikey Peterson has been fishing for 15 years commercially and had years of experience running his own charter company out of Key West Florida. Mikey’s favorite fishing is for Grouper and Mackinaw Lake Trout. In addition to his captains license, pilots license and 4 year degree, Mikey is also very knowledge in Lake Tahoe trivia. On his days off he enjoys walks on the beach and cleaning captains Andrew’s boat.

Kelsey of Nor-Cal Charters


Kelsey is the full time deckhand of the Gatsby. The only passion that runs greater than the fear she instills in Salmon and Trout, is the appreciation of our customers who always mention how great she is. Kelsey will show you the ways of fishing Lake Tahoe and help make memories of a lifetime. Kelsey enjoys spending her time off studying at the local college and working at the ice rink. She is and expert at baiting, entertaining, and not filling out the bio on her new employee packet. Her other hobbies include hiking, ice skating, and washing captain Andrews’ boat.

Captain Tim

Captain Tim has over 25 years of experience fishing Lake Tahoe. The biggest fish Captain Tim has ever landed was a 20lbs Mackinaw he caught himself. He does this job because he enjoys teaching people about the lake and our fishery. Tim’s favorite beer is Budweiser and he enjoys every part of the job except having to clean up after commodore Maverick.