Fishing Boca & Stampede Resorvoirs

The Boca and Stampede Reservoirs are located off Interstate 80 near Truckee in North Lake Tahoe.  They are close together  you can easily fish both Lakes in one day!

Staying in one of the well-equipped camp grounds at either.  They are large enough to launch to a good-sized rig, or your favorite kayak or float tube.  Both lakes are stocked and provide good action for Browns, Rainbows and the occasional Brookie.

Shore fishing is also productive early and late using bait, lures or flies.  Stampede, located just up the road from Boca Reservoir, regularly produces fish in the 12-14 inch range. Bait is allowed on Stampede, but near the Little Truckee area of the lake.

Special Regulations dictate Barbless Artificials only with a maximum size of 14” allowed.  Two fish may be kept here but most honor Catch and Release to insure future fishing for these precious wild fish.  Check your Regs book before fishing here because they seem to change every year.

Hot Tip: Both Boca and Stampede are popular in the winter for ice fishing. Directions: From Truckee, drive on Interstate 80 toward Reno. About 7 miles from Truckee, take the Hirschdale exit and follow the signs.

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