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Brent Fite

27 June 2019

Captain Andrew was great and we had the best experience. We took a 3 generation family trip and my 7 year old had a blast catching his first fish. definitely be booking next time we are in Tahoe! The boat, supplies and captain are the best on the lake. More...

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A L.

13 April 2019

We went for a bachelor party and Captain Andrew was awesome! A great price, a totally entertaining afternoon and caught 9 fish. The big new boat is great for big parties and I can't wait to go again. A MUST for bachelor parties. Thanks For a great time! More...

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Jeff Henson

29 June 2018

Want to charter a fishing boat at Lake Tahoe? Call Andrew at Nor-Cal Charters. We did three half-day outings with Andrew during our week vacation. Andrew is always professional, entertaining and he knows where the fish are. His fees are also the lowest you will find. We bagged our limit every day. We will definitely be back!

Jeff and Sydney Henson
Phoenix, AZ
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JP Jaudel

7 June 2018

Had an awesome afternoon trip on Lake Tahoe with NorCal Charters. Caught some Machinaw and enjoyed the incredible views on the lake. Mike our fishing guide provided a great fun atmosphere with good tunes and some great fishing tips. Also got to eat our catch the same night @ MacDuff's. Will definitely book a trip with them again! More...

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Richard Rappaport

7 June 2018

Best fishing charter company on Lake Tahoe.

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Stan S.

25 April 2018

So I have my brother and his wife visiting from Kauai, Hi. They have never been to Lake Tahoe so I figured why not book a Fishing Charter to soak up the ambiance of the beauty of the lake. Met up with Mike of Nor-Cal Charters on a perfect morning and lake was smooth glass. Mike was so professional, hospitable, and knowledgeable guide. My wife enjoyed how great he was in teaching not only how to fish but also the history of Lake Tahoe. Mike made the experience so fun and easy. Put us on the fish all day. We had a triple hook up on our first cast. Fish on!!! through out the boat. The day was full of good times, laughs, and smiles. Quality of life! Thanks Mike for such an Epic time. More...

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Jay M.

30 December 2017

Had a great time with Capatain Mike. He made time to take us out last minute and put us on the fish. Really pleasant and easy going. Had a cooler full of drinks and lucky cookies. Going to call him first every time we're here in Tahoe! More...

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Isaac J.

27 October 2017

Nor- Cal Charters is the choice​ to go fishing here at Zephyr Cove. My wife and I went out Tuesday morning with Captain Mike. Captain Mike was very personable he really made the effort to catch fish. We caught 4 fish and had some time left so Capt Mike offered a boat ride to see Vikingsholm Tea House from Emerald Bay. The view was awesome we took many beautiful pictures. Nor-Cal Charters and Captain Mike is the way to go, you won't be sorry. More...

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Doug B.

10 July 2017

Met Captain Mike at the boat launch at 6am, shoved off, grabbed some minnows and hit the fishing spots. Mike is the best captain we've had in 3 Tahoe fishing trips! Caught 6 Mackinaws, kept 5 and had a great time!  Headed to Macduffs pub for an awesome fish dinner...definitely will fish with Captain Mike next year! More...

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John Moseley

28 June 2017

Highly recommend Andrew and his great crew! Seven of us staying at Zephyr Point for our 25th Family Conference went together, including my grandson (11), my son in law and my daughter, a friend and his daughter (11), and another friend. The boat was comfortable w/ plenty of room for all w/ inside and outside seating. Claire even enjoyed a short nap in the boat cabin's bed :). Fishing was good w/ Andrew and Capt. Mike getting us into the fish! Everyone caught at least one nice "Mac" and several hooked up multiple times. They provided all the tackle and bait plus drinks. They even baited the hooks for those wanting help. We basically "just showed up!" It was a beautiful day on the lake w/ family and friends, listening to entertaining fishing stories. The youngsters had a blast! Very much worth the time and money spent. We plan on doing two charters in 2018 while at our family conference. Tight lines! John M. 6/21/17 More...

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Madison Sierra

7 June 2017

amazing fishing, caught the limit and enjoyed some nice beverages all while captain Andrew was a told us information you won't find on wikipedia. will recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic experience in the Tahoe area. More...

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Peggy Eichhorn

7 June 2017

I am a local and still love going out with Captain Andrew- learn sonething new each time and always catch fish in just a beautiful place.

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anthony salsedo

7 June 2017

Captain Mike from Nor-Cal Charters provides my wife and I the most enjoyable fishing experience on Lake Tahoe. We have already planned our next trip for July and would request Captain Mike as our guide. Thank you Nor-Cal for making our week in Tahoe extra special. More...

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Jennifer Thompson

7 June 2017

This was my birthday gift to my husband. Thank you Mikey, you made this trip unforgettable. My husband and the rest of the guys are looking forward to doing this again with you. They really enjoyed having you as their captain. I can't thank you enough for making his birthday 1 for the books!! More...

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Amy C.

28 May 2017

We had a great time with Captain Mike.  He knew the best spot to find fish and most importantly, he was very patient with our kids (4 and 7). He helped the kids reel in the fish, said they were his "first mates" and helped them to have a wonderful trip. We thought they would be bored in 5 minutes, but we all had a great time. Also, the price was much better than the other companies we called. More...

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Jean McKane

24 April 2017

We really can't say enough how much we enjoyed our fishing trip with Nor Cal and Capt. Mike. They were courteous and helpful from the first call to them. We checked out 4 companies on the Lake but chose this one because of price and the helpfulness over the phone. Our decision proved correct with the way were treated before, during and after the trip. I've piloted boats all my life and Mike was clearly attentive to everything the whole trip. It was great fishing one spot where we weren't getting bites to moving and moving again until we found the Mother Lode! It was clear Mike knows Lake Tahoe and how to find fish! More...

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Jessica Flowers

4 April 2017

2017 will be the fifth year of fishing with Captain Andrew! As always, we are looking forwards to catching limits of Kokanee Salmon and Mackinaw Lake Trout. The Gatsby has always been kept very clean, and every year we go he always has the newest fishing gear and electronics. Even if you're not an avid fisherman, there is no doubt you will be entertained by the captain with his witty humor and great stories. More...

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Kenny B.

20 December 2016

It's no wonder this place has a 5 star overall review. Andrew and Nick gave me and my friends an excellent experience. If you were in the same boat as I was (no pun intended) and you had to choose between other Charters in Tahoe and Nor Cal charters, definitely choose the latter. Nor cal charters has no upfront charges, and they give the best experience. Also, rather than squishing you all on a tiny boat, Nor cal charters has a limit to the amount of people on the boat, which gave us a lot of room to fish, have fun, interact, and learn from the Fish Whisperer himself (Andrew). Worth every penny, and I will definitely see you guys next year! Thank you so much! More...

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Eric L.

8 November 2016

Andrew was awesome, good communication, very flexible and very competitively priced.  He saved our trip after another captain had to cancel their charter.  Andrew got us on the mackinaw pretty quick and everyone on the boat caught one.  Everyone had a good time and I'd definitely recommend him to anyone! More...

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Bonnie R.

17 October 2016

Wonderful experience! Will definitely fish again with these guys when back in the area! Andrew and Mike were both super accommodating, especially after having to reschedule due to high winds and unfavorable weather conditions. Mike was our captain and was amazing to fish with! Not only was he a great guy and super easy to get along with, but he helped out in every aspect-from baiting our hooks, bc it was so cold he didn't want us freezing, and teaching us (really me) how to fish, to gutting the fish and recommending an absolutely wonderful pub that would cook our fish three ways right after catching! Mike took us out to his favorite fishing spots and even boated us over to some great scenery and offered great photo ops. Will recommend this company to ANYONE that's in the area! Thanks again Mike and Andrew!! More...

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Perry S.

17 September 2016

Fun trip with Captain Andrew on the Great Gatsby. Super comfortable boat. Very knowledgeable captain.

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Manuel V.

22 August 2016

Pretty fun time.  Kokanee Salmon were the catch of the day.  Not overly fun fishing as basically you are just watching trolling lines looking for small tugs.  But it was a beautiful day on the water and the price was right.  Son and I had a fun time.  Thanks Andrew. More...

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John F.

10 June 2016

Had an awesome day of fishing with Captain Mike on his boat the 'Tight Lines'. Loved his positive energy and his willingness to make sure we all had a good time and catch a lot of fish. The day started out wondering if we should go out due to high wind advisory, we rolled the dice and it was a perfect day on the lake with just a little wind. I caught my limit of Mackinaw with the last fish putting up a nice fight. One constructive criticism, if you are going to have a portable bathroom, please clean it .. More...

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Christopher Smith

7 June 2016

My wife and I had a great day with Andrew! Great captain! Even though we only caught one, Andrew kept us entertained and was always busy getting us into the fish. Will definitely book another charter!! A++ More...

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Nick Campbell

7 June 2016

Andrew was very accommodating with such short notice, he is a cool guy to fish with and very chill. He put me right on the fish and we limited out in no time. All and all a great time.

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Jonathan Rojo

7 June 2016

Great time. Andrew and Mike knew what they where doing and were laid back. Showed us some cool spots on the lake and most importantly caught some fish. Definitely will be back.

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User One

7 June 2016

Had a great experience very friendly and professional. My son Yonatan had a wonderful experience cant wait to go back!!!

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lupito De La Cruz

7 June 2016

It was a good for both the beginners and experienced Fishers. Captain Mike new good places for both sightseeing and for catching fish. Would definitely come here again.

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Kim M.

6 June 2016

Fishing was our top priority while in Tahoe.  I did my research before arrival and was handed a flyer by our concierge for Nor-Cal Charters.  I checked reviews and off we went.  Captain Andrew is incredibly knowledgeable about the lake and where to find the fish.  The boat was perfect, not too big and not too small, with a covered area to hide from any inclement weather.  The boat was very clean and refreshments were provided for the boat, the Kit Kats are his  :-).  I only wish we'd have booked for the entire day...next time!  I highly recommend Captain Andrew and Nor-Cal Charters.  You'll enjoy the fishing and his amusing stories. More...

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Sharon S.

20 April 2016

If you want to have a great day fishing, then there is no doubt Nor_Cal charters is the place to be.  Andrew is wonderful to work with and will call the night before to confirm. Capt. Mike was just fantastic.  We had our limit in an hour and then went looking for big ones!  My kind of day.  I would fish with them anytime.  THANK you Andrew and Mike for such a great experience. More...

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Eric C.

4 April 2016

Growing up in Vermont I've done my share of fishing for lake trout. When booking a trip I had expectations like every fisherman that we might catch one or two and that would be a good day for me, but it ended up being a different story. As soon as we got to the fishing grounds my wife instantly caught a fish and in a hour and half three of us had our limits. I have gone on other small charters and can say this is the best I've been on. Capt. Andrew will put you on the fish and keep you entertained with his stories. He is very professional and knows exactly what he's doing. I've already started recommending him to family and friends on the east coast coming out and everyone I know going to Lake Tahoe for vacation. More...

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Nick S.

8 February 2016

Going out with Nor-Cal on Lake Tahoe was probably the most fun fishing I have ever had. I took my father in-law out and we couldn't stop talking about how fun it was for the next two days. Andrew was professional yet personable. He handled all the dirty work for us, and kept us entertained with some good fish stories. He knew just the spots to go and when to move to find more fish. Each of us limited on mackinaw and they weren't small. All in all it was a great experience and I have already recommended it to about 4 friends. More...

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Dan W.

8 November 2015

Excellent way to spend half a day in Tahoe, and that's saying a lot since we got up at 4am for the 6am charter. Captain Andrew has tremendous energy, is very personable, and most importantly he got us on the fish! The fresh caught salmon made an amazing dinner that night. Best part of a great trip. I will happily charter with Andrew again if I get the chance to return. More...

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Vickie C.

22 October 2015

My partner and I had a great time fishing on the lake. Andrew and his crew were incredibly skilled, helpful, and easy-going. This was my first time sport fishing and Andrew made it very approachable. We caught 3 mackinaw, one of them was huge...18lbs. Beginner's luck I guess. It was an awesome trip. Highly recommend it. More...

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Joshua J.

10 June 2015

We had a great time with Andrew. He was able to accommodate our family, including my young daughter as well her grandparents and even their dog. Andrew has a lot of knowledge about the lake and it was great to chat with him as we enjoyed our time being on the lake and fishing. Thanks! More...

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Elisabeth T.

25 May 2015

Had a great time today out on the lake with captain Andrew. If your new to fishing, captain Andrew is very helpful and you'll be fishing like a pro in no time. We enjoyed the scenery, caught a few mackinaw, and got along great with everyone on the boat. I reccomend bringing a few snacks, but I wouldn't go crazy since there's no bathroom aboard the boat. Great for friends and family. Looking forward to booking another charter in the future. More...

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Joseph M.

10 May 2015

My wife set up an afternoon excursion with Andrew with this company. When we arrived at the ramp, he had the motor running and was ready to go. We ended up catching a couple good size mackinaw trout after about 4 hours out. Andrew was totally laid back and easy to talk to. Beverages and some snacks were provided at no additional cost including beer. After we caught our limit, he was kind enough to clean them for us and refer us to a local restaurant that would cook them up for us. All in all, it was an excellent experience and I will be sure to do it again on our next trip to Tahoe! More...

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Christina F.

20 April 2014

Captain Andrew is a great fisherman and he also has the biggest charter boat on the south side of the lake - plenty of room for all of your friends and a few cases of beer.  We caught 4 Mackinaw trout before noon and had fun doing it!  We will definitely be going again. More...

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John H.

2 January 2014

First off I cant believe I am the first one to review this charter. A big shout out to Capt. Andrew for breaking me and my buddy Isaac out of a horrible fishing streak of not catching a single thing. (not even a bite!) We took a last minute trip to Tahoe with some friends. I got the idea of getting a charter since I have never fished in Lake Tahoe before. We searched probably every different charter in the area. There were a few that seemed pretty good, but Nor-Cal Charter stood out. We talked to Capt. Andrew. He is a super chill guy and knows what he is talking about. The 5 hours we spent on the boat seemed like 2. We had such a great time. I am an avid fisherman and have been fishing my whole life from fly to lakes from ocean piers to the surf but fishing with Nor-Cal charter was one of the most fun times I have had in awhile fishing. I'm sure that every time you go your not going to catch something, fishing isn't a guarantee. If you want to have a good time, hang out with some cool knowledgeable fisherman, and have the highest possibility of catching something then choose Nor-Cal Charters. More...