Shasta Lake brown trout in the warm sun!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Peter Gergi of Sacramento caught this nice brown with a black/white Optimizer spoon!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake for brown trout.  All things considered, we had a good day on the water, but the conditions for chasing big browns just wasn't there.  Bright moon at night and bright sun during the day are less than optimal.  We had wind on the water most of the day and that saved us for sure.  Three browns hooked with two landed by Sacramento angler Peter Gergi.  We caught several rainbows and a few bass but neither were noteworthy.  Things will improve with a smaller moon, cloud cover, rain and or some gloomy weather.  Until then, we'll just have to keep working for them.  Our best brown of the day was caught using a black/white

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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