Welcome to Dick's Fishing Charters
Shaver Lake, California
An update on Shaver Lake fishing and boating conditions.
Many of you have asked how long I will fish into the 2014 season. I had anticipated until mid October as usual. However, I was notified today, August 25th, that Southern California Edison plans to lower the lake beginning immediately following labor day. They have warned my marina, Shaver Lake Marina, to have all boats out of the marina before September 15th. I have been told that the lake could be dropped 20 feet this Fall. I will honor my late September reservations by launching at Sierra ramp. However, I am going to end my season September 13th. There are a few dates available beginning September 1st through the 13th. I would suggest that you contact Debby at Shaver Lake Sports at 559-841-740 if you are interested in the last available dates. I am now booked through August 31st.
The 2015 season water conditions should be ok, but pray for snow. I will keep you abreast through the winter.
Shaver Lake continues to kick out multiple limits of mixed kokanee and trout. The funny thing is that both are found 81 to 85 feet deep. The kokanee are in the spawning mode and are biting most orange or pink kokanee type lures with a tip of corn behind blades or mini flashers. Use the Photo Galleries button above to see your fishing pictures!
Most boat anglers trolling around the point are catching limits of fish. I have witnessed one guy jigging for kokanee from his boat around the old dam. He was doing quite well. Those that have not tried this form of kokanee fishing should give it a try. Small kokanee jigs dropped near the bottom and working up will do the job. The trout bite is good over most of the lake.
Trollers working Black Rock are finding success at 20 foot down. There are some kokanee deeper there and Eagle Point. For those without down riggers, I would suggest trolling in the Stevenson/Tunnel Creeks areas. Kokanee and trout can be found in the upper 30 feet.
Bank fishermen are having some success in the roads 1 and 2 , dam and Edison camp on planters using Power Bait or crawlers.
Thanks to heavy plants by DF&W, I think trout fishermen on Shaver should do well through the fall.
Small mouth bass continue to jump on spinners or crickets in most rocky areas of the lake. The tunnel creek area has kicked out some nice small mouth bass one going 2 pounds a week ago.
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!
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.