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
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.