Whiskeytown Lake is heating up!

Whiskeytown Reservoir - Whiskeytown, CA (Shasta County)

Kokanee Salmon
Husky Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon are looking great and this summer should be another great year for Whiskeytown Lake fishermen.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Whiskeytown Lake for Kokanee salmon.  Overall the bite was slow and we ended the day with 7 of 11 Kokanee hooked.  Our biggest fish was 16" inches, but Im sure we lost a few that were a tad bigger.  The surface temps are in the low 60's now, but when the lake stops filling with cold Lewiston water the fishing should really take off.  We caught all of our Kokanee 25' down, but I did get one to come up to hit a long line rod on the surface early in the day.  Gold and orange were the best colors for us today, but I did catch a few on a pink Brads Kokanee cut plug stuffed with Pautzke Fire Brine anchovy meat behind a UV dodger. 

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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