Welcome to Dick's Fishing Charters
Shaver Lake, California
Shaver Lake is maintaining a very good level so far this year. The current level should hold through the 2014 fishing season.
Fishing at Shaver Lake has slowed in the last few days, but should pick up shortly. In addition to the approximate 35,000 catchable sized trout stocked annually by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, more will be placed because Shaver Lake has the water to receive them.
That's great news for our customers as we head into our sixth year of providing fishing charters. We thank all of our old fishing client/friends for their continued patronage. Our goal is to provide the best fishing experience possible here at Shaver Lake. We always work hard to provide limits and thank goodness we are normally successful. But there are always those days and fishing will be fishing.
With exception of a couple days this late winter and spring, we have been catching multiple limits on most charter trips out. Lately, we have been so fortunate to limit out on good sized kokanee and catch an occasional trophy trout. Check out these recent catches!
The Shaver Lake trophy Trout Project planted 2,500 trophies earlier this year. DF&W planted another 1,000. Couple that with the hold over trophies, our lake is truly a home for trophy trout.
Kokanee fishing is a great experience to fish for and to eat. These landlocked salmon are fighters and are one of our mainstays here at Shaver. Shaver Lake's pride and joy kokanee salmon were reintroduced to the lake in 2012 and 2014 is their mature year.
"We are excited that most of our angler/clients have gone home with their limits", said guide Dick Nichols, who along with his wife Diane own and personally operate Dick's Fishing Charters and Tackle. We look forward to serving you in 2014 and beyond!
We look forward to serving all of you this year. All reservations must be made through Shaver Lake Sports, 559-841-2740. Visa and master cards are always welcome over the phone or in person.
We provide all tackle and bait, free lunch, sodas and bottled water for each trip.
Families and couples are our specialty, however, we are up for the hard core fishermen too. Each day brings new bookings for the summer. We recommend that you make your reservations when you decide a date to visit Shaver Lake to insure the date you desire.
Again, thanks to all our past and future client/fishing friends for allowing me to enjoy my trips with you. I truly love providing a great experience for you.
Your Host & Guide
Dick Nichols is a veteran D.F.G. licensed fishing guide on Shaver
Lake. Dick believes that every good guide loves to watch his clients catch fish and have fun. That is his goal. He aims to please!
Last year over 230 anglers fished with Dick on his 22' well maintained, comfortable and safe Bayliner boat. The boat is docked at Shaver Marina in the Edison Campground. Quality tackle and bait are furnished.
Complimentary light lunch, soft drinks and bottled water are always available. Morning trips include a hot cup of coffee.
Dick's Fishing Charters is bonded and insured. Dick's D.F.G. fishing guide license number is 11364.
"I'm a people person", says Dick. "I enjoy making everyone's fishing trip with me a fun and rewarding trip".
Many anglers will see an
aerial display provided by fish catching Osprey, an occasional Eagle and other wildlife native to Shaver Lake.
Families are his specialty. His wife of 48 years, Diane, and Dick have six grandchildren. Most caught their first trout by the age of two.
"I love watching youngsters hook their first fish. Last year, 6 of the
21 trophy size trout were
caught by young anglers under the age of 12,", Dick added.
Many of our regular anglers return each year to experience another wonderful day on the lake. We appreciate their confidence in us and their friendship.
We don't guarantee limits, but our history reflects it.
A Nice Catch
but our history
Things To Do AND Places
To Stay In Shaver Lake
Check the Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau for complete details on this popular California outdoor recreational paradise.
Meanwhile, the Shaver Lake Art Gallery, across from Ken's Market, has one of the finest displays of art in the area. It's a must see and a chance to go home with wood carvings, paintings, photos and skilled crafted art.
We suggest the Shaver Lake Hotel, Knotty Pines Cabins,
The Elliott House B&B, Edison Campground and Coldwell Shaver Lake Vacation Rentals for your overnight stay.
They are popular with our client anglers. Go to our Links & Lures page of this web site for details.
We look forward to serving you in the near future. You can Email Dick
with any questions you may have.
Dick and Diane Nichols
For those looking for a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, retirements, Father's Day or Mother's Day, we offer gift certificates.
They are available through our reservation center at Shaver Lake Sports to purchase gift certificates.
You do not need to leave the comforts of your home to go shopping for your loved one or friend.
Simply, pick up the phone and call Shaver Lake Sports at 559-841-2740.
You can use your credit card by phone and your gift certificate will be mailed to you in a timely manner.