Shasta Lake still a puzzle!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Glen with this nice rainbow trout caught while trolling an Optimizer Spoon!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and found a pretty tough bite overall.  The bass action was good, but we didn't have bass fishing in mind.  We finally found a short bite and got into some quality rainbows, but it hasn't been very easy.  Surface temps are sitting at about 60-61 degrees, but the lake is still in transition.  At least it would appear the Shad are spreading out and thats only going to help the bite in the next few weeks.  

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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