Shasta lake continues to deliver!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Quality Shasta Lake rainbow trout are feeding heavily on shad and are not shy about eating spoons that mimic the real deal...
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Hot sun and big rainbows continues to be what you can expect to find when fishing Shasta Lake.  Todays early bite was short lived, mainly because the trout had moved a bit from where I had last fished for them.  After a few descent rainbows were caught, there was a pretty defined lull in the bite and it wasn't until I changed a few things up that we found a hot bite again.  Most of the trout we caught were holding over deep water and bit at the 63'-67' foot line.  We ended the 1/2 day morning trip with 11 great rainbows and a King salmon in the cooler for my clients.  They hooked hooked even more fish, but a few came unbuttoned near the boat.  Theres still a good bite going so I cant wait for the next trip!

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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