Lower Shasta Lake browns today!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Jim Had hooked a brown earlier in the day, but this brown was much bigger than his first. Great fish to haul in at the end of the day.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake only to find a pretty tough bite.  Things started off pretty good, but the bite shut down quickly.  The lake was flat and the sun was bright making for some pretty tough conditions for fishing for big browns.  Persistance paid off, and a move to the lower end of the lake gave us a couple of great browns to get a few pics of before releasing them back into the lake.  All told, we hooked 3 browns, several rainbows, and a bunch of bass as well.  I'd say we had a solid day on the water.  Most of our fish came from 25-30' of water and most were hooked fairly close to the shoreline.  We fished a lot of deep water and came up empty.  I'll be fishing for big browns until the rainbow bite picks up in late spring. Give me a call if you want a chance to hook a fish of a lifetime!  Tight lines!  

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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