Time for Shasta Lake top liners to shine!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake is seeing the first signs of my kind of trout fishing in weeks.  Trout are finally chasing big baits like Optimizer spoons and Bay Rat Lures.  Hands down my favorite bite consists of a trout hitting a surface trolled spoon or stickbait, or even a Arctic Fox fly!  We have wet weather coming and its already really cold at night meaning the fall trout fishery is here!  Bust out planers, divers and downriggers!  Use long setbacks and get your gear away from the boat and the big ones will bite!  Stay tuned for future reports and if you can tune into KNCO radio outdoor shows on Fridays and saturdays.  If you miss the radiao shows, listen to the podcasts hosted by Denis Pierce of Arctic Fox Trolling Flies (trollingflies.com) and listen to some insider info I'll be releasing about our Shasta Lake and regional trout lakes. I should start my once a month radio shows by december.

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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