Anglers target lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout. This lake is a very deep, cold water lake. Hiring one of the fishing charters on this lake will give you a much better chance to do well on the lake, especially if this will be your first time on the lake. Trolling is one of the most popular and effective techniques for targeting trout on Lake Tahoe. Anglers catch lots of fish in the 4 to 5 pound range with fish in the 20 to 30 pound range being possible on Lake Tahoe.