Big Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee are waiting!

Whiskeytown Reservoir - Whiskeytown, CA (Shasta County)

Kokanee Salmon
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Whiskeytown Lake for Kokanee salmon.  We had a fast start and then left fish to find fish. Big mistake...  Most of my reliable locations failed us today and it wasnt until the end of the day that we found a great bite in an area that wasn't getting pounded by pontoon and wakeboard boats.  It was a long day, but by days end we'd hoked a good number pf nice Kokanee, trout, and even a bass.  40'-70' was the depth we found them most consistently in. Pink PLine Sunrise squid tipped with Pautzke Fire Corn and trailing a Trinidad Tackle 6" dodger was a winning combo for us today.  Whiskeytown Lake is fishing good, but you have to use some mind blowing patience some days.  Tight Lines!

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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