Shasta Lake trout bite on and off

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Ron Shaffer admiring a beautiful Shasta Lake brown trout he caught while rolling Pautzke "Fire Brine" shad!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished Shasta Lake yesterday and found a tough bite again.  I had two trips yesterday and each had its moments, but we had some long periods in between bites.  We're still managing to land some great fish, but the numbers just aren't there as of yesterday.  The only real change we're seeing is the presence of more and more bait in the main body of Shasta.  Its just a matter of time before the bite really turns on.

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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