Our Private/Exclusive Fly Fishing Destinations in the Tahoe Area

Tired of fishing in a crowd? Private water fishing is the answer! Fishing on exclusive waters where the numbers of rods are limited per day and will assure that you have a great day casting to un-pressured fish. There is never a guarantee that you will catch bigger or more fish, but you are guaranteed that you will experience solitude and un-crowded conditions. At Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, we proudly guide on the following private waters. Reserve your special trip today!

Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve

Nestled under its Golden Trout headwater lake in nearby Mokelumne Wilderness Area, and the Wild Trout Section of the East Carson River, lays Pleasant Valley. Pleasant Valley is only 35 scenic miles from South Lake Tahoe in Alpine County, California’s least populated county.

Pleasant Valley is one of the most beautiful locations in the Eastern Sierra; it is referred to as “Little Yosemite” by visitors. Flowing through this alpine valley, Pleasant Valley Creek fly fishing offers casting for trout in the meandering meadows while the lower stretch serves up some excellent pocket water action. Over three miles of mountain streams are available on the 900 + acre preserve.

Sceirine Ranch on the East Walker

The Sceirine Ranch is located at the base of the Sweetwater Mountains at 5,800 feet and is a 4th generation working cattle ranch. 2½ miles of the East Walker River run through the ranch and this section of river is loaded with beautiful rainbow and brown trout.

The ranch is located 11 miles North of Bridgeport, California on Hwy 182 and 28 miles South of Wellington, Nevada on Hwy 338. The ranch is strictly “Catch and Release” fly fishing with barbless hooks and is limited to just 4 rods per day, this helps the fishery maintain its trophy quality angling for your return trips!

Sawmill Lake at Northstar-at-Tahoe

Sawmill Lake is a secluded 10-acre reservoir surrounded by a high country Ponderosa Forest. Sawmill Lake is centrally located to the Lake Tahoe area and amongst the ski runs of Northstar at Tahoe. Fishing at Sawmill Lake is limited to 4 rods at a time and reservations are required. Click here for more information.