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Welcome to Dick's Fishing Charters
Shaver Lake, California

Thank You! The 2014 fishing season was pretty fantastic. Nearly everyone fishing with us took home their limit of kokanee or Rainbow trout. We are all hoping for a wet winter and a good snow pack which will help sustain steam and lake water levels.

To those of you who haved fished with me, you are aware of my facination of the osprey. This is such a magnificent bird, a cousin of the eagle, but a prince of his own. Look to the right and click on the link to see one in action.

As usual, please contact Debby at Shaver Lake Sports at 559-841-740 if you are interested in setting a date for 2015. We all need to pray for snow. I will keep you abreast through the winter.

Use the Photo Galleries button above to see your fishing pictures!

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.

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.

"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 2015 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. Dick

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.


Expert Fisherman
We don't
guarantee limits,
but our history
reflects it.
Thanks Dick!

I saw the pictures in your album and the kids will not stop talking about it.  It is going to be our family tradition to do this every year.   Thanks again for a nice fishing trip that was so family orientated made us feel welcome.

Ken Horne, Modesto.


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.

Best wishes,
Dick and Diane Nichols 

Gift Certificates

Looking for a great gift for someone for the holidays, Father's or Mother's Day, birthdays, retirements, etc. Get them a gift certificate.

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. 


Dick's Fishing Charters

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PO BOX 908, Shaver Lake, CA 93664 DFG License #11364 Bonded & Insured
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