Early limits on Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

These Shasta Lake rainbows are nothing short of spectacular and they are a blast to catch on light gear.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Once again Shasta Lake produced some very good fishing for some great rainbow trout.  We caught all of our fish at 65'-70' feet trolling a variety of Mack's Lure porducts.  The 4" sling blades in the UV colors and the Mack's small Double "D" in UV or prism are all you need.  I have a preference for the Humdinger spoons on Shasta, especially the new holographic and Captain America colors.  I expect the good fishing on Shasta to hold up well into the fall season and will have plenty of open dates if you would like to schedule a trip.  Just ask anyone who fishes Shasta and they'll tell you its the best year they've ever had. 

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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