Welcome to Dick's Fishing Charters, Shaver Lake, CA

Update on fishing shaver lake this Fall. 
Dick says the trophy trout have started hitting. His clients have picked up about 9 in the past two weeks. He expects more for the fall plus a good bite on the Kokanee which have grown since his 1st trip this year in early April.

The 2013 fishing season at Shaver Lake looks to be as good or perhaps better than the 2012 season, which was a great fishing year. This past season, anglers on Dick's boat landed over 1,100 trout for an average of 12 plus trout per trip.

The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project will have planted about 2,500 trophy size trout to 6 pounds by Spring of 2013. These new monster fish will join an existing residence of trophy trout that were planted in the Spring of 2012. Last year, the big trout taken out of Shaver Lake was a whopping 15 pound 11 ounce rainbow. The biggest trophy size trout caught on Dick's boat was a 10 pound 2 ounce monster caught by Dick's client and good friend, Leon Jennings of Clovis, Ca. There is a 17 pounder that is still swimming in the waters of Shaver Lake.

Over all 21 trophy sized trout were caught on Dick's boat in 2012. Please look at the 2012 fishing pictures on page 2 of this web site. In addition to the trophy trout, DFG plants approximately 35,000 catchable trout each season. 

Shaver Lake's pride and joy kokanee salmon were reintroduced to the lake in 2012 and will be 2nd year fish in 2013, with 2014 being their mature year. DFG planted 80,000 kokanee fingerling in 2012. Another 70 to 80 thousand fingerling rainbow and brown trout were planted during the 2012 season also.

" With exception of a short slow down in early June, most of our angler /clients went home with their limits in 2012, I expect the same for 2013", 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 this season!

As normal, we will open weather permitting in mid to late April. Spring break has been a favorite of fathers and son's/families.

All reservations are made through our reservation desk at Shaver Lake Sports, 559-841-2740. Visa and Master Cards are welcomed in person or by phone at time of reservations.

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 am a people person", says Dick. "I enjoy making everyone's fishing trip with me a fun and rewarding trip". Most anglers often see an aerial display from the fish catching Osprey, an occasional Eagle and other wildlife native to Shaver Lake.

Families are his specialty. His wife of 46 years, Diane, and him have 6 grandchildren who for the most part caught their first trout by two years old. "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.

Approximately 70% of his charters included families young and old. Couples also are a favorite with us. 

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

Contact Dick Nichols by email at: dickchip@netptc.net 

We don't
guarantee limits,
but our history
reflects it.

Families are our specialty
Families are our specialty

Things To Do & Places 
To Stay In Shaver Lake

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 e-mail Dick at dickchip@netptc.net  for any questions you may have.

Best wishes,
Dick and Diane Nichols 

Gift Certificates

For those looking for a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, retirements, Father's Day or Mother's Day, we offer gift certificates for the 2013 season. They are available now. Simply contact 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. 

Dick's Fishing Charters

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