Back when I used to run a 6-pack charter on Lake Tahoe, I always liked the late season kokanee salmon fishing. The fish would be stacked up for a few miles in either direction of the mouth of Taylor Creek, the lake’s main spawning tributary. The fish would usually be out in 350 to 500 feet of water and 75 to 90 feet below the surface. Often, the kokes were so thick that the fish finder couldn’t get a signal through ’em and would show a bottom depth of say 84 feet when the actual lake bed was 200 plus feet below that..
The late fish always looked cool…in various stages of coloring up. As you can see, some would be chrome bright, while others were a little blushed up. Others still would be in full-fledged river spawning dress. Anyway, I just always thought this was kinda a cool pic. If you’d like to see photos of the fish up inside Taylor Creek, take a look at this Photo Essay I did last year.