Shasta Browns back on the bite!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Beautiful Shasta Lake browns caught by the Moore boys! A 6#, 5#, 4#, and 2# kind of day for these happy kids! These were just the browns, we caught some great rainbows as well!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and after catching a bunch of rainbows, we finally found a good brown trout bite.  I've been beating the surface for them for weeks and they finally showed up after the big moon and a nice wet weather pattern.  We hit everything up top and the Optimizers were definitely the hot lure today.  The Arctic Fox Trolling Flies took some trout and so did the Bay Rat Lures as well.  The rain didn't color up the water much, but its did give the arms some color up high.  Looks like its big brown season again! We'll be catching browns all winter into summer now if water conditions hold up.  I have lots of available dates this winter but I'm already booking dates for the spring browns so now would be a good time to set up your dates, especially if you want the February-May dates.

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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