Shasta Lake Trout and King

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Chris Burke of Cottonwood, Ca. holds a 5lb Shasta lake rainbow he caught while fishing with Jeff Goodwin Guide Service.
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake is fishing very good for rainbow trout and landlocked King salmon. I've been fishing the main body of the lake around Bridge Bay and also up into the McCloud arm. I'm finding the best bite to be over deep water in 80'-90'. I'm trolling 1.5-2.0 mph and have been doing best with "blue" PLine 2.5" Sunrise Squid trailed behind a white or chrome dodger with some UV tape attached. White squid are also drawing bites from hungry salmon and trout that are feeding on small Shad.

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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