Experience Northstar

Fly Fishing

Nestled in Northstar's mountainside, Sawmill Lake is a private secluded 10-acre reservoir stocked with hundreds of bright, fighting rainbow trout. Reserved for catch-and-release fly fishing only, Sawmill is the perfect lake for guided float tubing or shoreline stalking.

Fishing at Sawmill Lake is limited to four rods at a time and reservations are required. Fishing days can be reserved by phone or email. You must be confirmed by pre-payment. There is a guide on-site daily to provide helpful hints. The lake can be booked for large private groups as well. 

Please note, poaching or swimming is not allowed.

For more information or to make a reservation, please email us anytime or call between 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily at 530.541.8208.

Read Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing's blog on Blogspot.

Fly Fishing Rates

Fly-Fishing Only*


Half Day: sunrise - 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - dusk

$100 per rod

Full Day: sunrise to dusk

$150 per rod

 *Includes rod.

Fully Guided Trips

Fully Guided Trips available on Sawmill Lake or other Tahoe area rivers. Please call Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters 530.541.8208 for more information.

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