The 33 foot Upside is the fastest charter boat on Lake Tahoe. Fish on the boat the celebrities use when they come to Lake Tahoe. This rare custom built Donzi will outperform every fishing boat you have ever been out on.
The Gatsby is a 36 foot Lake Tahoe charter boat making it one of the largest on the lake. The Gatsby boat comes equipped with Tahoe fishing guides, fishing gear, heated cabin, bathroom, seating and much more.
Because we focus on small groups of 1-6 per boat, we can easily change the style or species of fishing within minutes. The most abundant Lake Tahoe fish are mackinaw, which are also known as lake trout or lakers. They can be caught year round and congregate in schools on sandy shelfs. The kokanee, which is a land-locked sockeye salmon, can be caught June-October. The rainbow and brown trout are a common occurrence on our boats and are usually caught during Kokanee fishing, but occasionally get caught on jigs and live bait. With 70 feet of clarity and the 40-70 degree changes in surface temperature, beautiful Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long and 12 miles across and maintains an average depth of approximately 1,000 feet. Sitting 1.2 miles above sea, Lake Tahoe is the second deepest alpine lake in the country and the tenth deepest in the world.
The Upside was custom designed and built in 2010 by Gary Titus and the Donzi Corporation located in Sarasota, FL. After its completion and an intensive sea trial in April of 2010, she was relocated and has been recognized as the fastest fishing vessel in the Tahoe Basin. Powered by twin 300 Mercury Verados and Fly-By-Wire controls, the Upside is also equipped with the latest and greatest in marine electronics including GPS, 3D bottom imaging, sonar and 22 mile radar all displayed on a Raymarine display. And of course, this big blue gal has a walk-in bathroom, coolers, fish boxes, downriggers, a BUMPIN sound system - not to mention, a courteous professional crew.
The Tight Lines is a 22 Radon with a 350 HP Volvo gas motor and Volvo-Penta outdrive. With 3 mag 20 downriggers, 2 tuna stick outriggers and 14 rod holders, The Tight Lines can easily run up to 8 lines. In addition a 25 gallon bait tank, two 25 gallon fish boxes, two 10 gallon coolers and a 100 gallon fuel tank gives us the entire lake in our range for a one 7 hour trip or up three 4 hour trips without needing to resupply. Our electronics include a Sony 4 speaker sound system in addition, to a Garmin 450 with sonar, GPS, 22-mile radar and a VHF radio.
About your Captains:
Captain Andrew began his Tahoe fishing career at age 13 when he worked his first full summer as a deckhand on a Lake Tahoe fishing charter boat out of the Tahoe Keys. He spent the next 11 years deck-handing and captaining boats from 26 up to 43 feet long.
Captain Mike has been fishing his entire life. Originally a charter boat fishing guide out of Key West Florida, Mike has brought his passion and experience to Nor-Cal Charters.
The Tahoe Fleet
The 24 foot Fishin' Magician is a comfortable boat to accommodate groups up to six anglers. The boat was custom designed by Radon specifically for Lake Tahoe and is equipped with a bathroom, state of the art electronics and gear providing you the best fishing trip experience.