Fun in the Shasta Lake sun!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Photo Credit: capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake again.  We started out looking for some big fish and after hitting some of my high percentage areas, We managed to go 2 for 2 on some nice browns.  Dwight and Will elected to try for some smaller fish after catching and releasing the browns.  We called it a day after landing 7 nice 16"-18" rainbows for the fish box.  The fish are pretty much everywhere around the lake, but the 15'-30' range seems to be the most productive areas still.  The water temps are into the low 60's now and its only going to continue to warm up.  I'll likely continue to fish above 30' well into June, but keeping on top of the temps at certain depths will help to stay on the fish as the lake warms up.

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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