Big Shasta Lake rainbows begin to show!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Adam with the days biggest rainbow!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and were targeting big trout early while trolling fast with Optimizer spoons behind a side planer and Trinidad Tackle Eco line weights.  We started off with a rainbow takedown before we got the second rod in the water.  We caught some more rainbows before the bite stalled for a while.  We changed locations and hit some of my hot spots in the main body of Shasta when we hooked into the first big rainbow of the spring season.  The water temps are hovering around 58-59 degs and on the rise.  Its going to be an amazing summer on Shasta Lake so  lets go fishing!  Call or text (707) 616-1905 to set up your Shasta Lake fishing 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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