Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee on the move!

Whiskeytown Reservoir - Whiskeytown, CA (Shasta County)

Kokanee Salmon
Father son photo of an 18 1/4" Kokanee salmon. Nothing like sending your son off to college with great memories of a family fishing trip!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished Whiskeytown Lake today for Kokanee salmon with a great family of four and we filled the Yeti, yet again. We found Kokanee at every depth we fished, but can say our best bite came from 60'-65' feet down. We showed them the tackle box as usual (lots of baits) and hooked 25 kokanee with 17 of them thrashing into the net. The Kokanee are starting to show their pre spawn appearance and a lot of them are already staging in the creek arms of the lake.  Some of the previously top producing areas of the lake are now slowing down as the adult Kokanee salmon are on the move...

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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