C'mon down to brown town!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Jeff with our first C&R brown trout of the morning on Shasta Lake!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and found a pretty good morning bite right out of the shoot!  First line in the water went "fish on" in less than a minute!  We had a steady bite all morning with some good wind chop and overcast skies.  We saw a slow period around noon and then hit some nice multi pound rainbows while losing two really nice rainbows who threw hooks after going airborn a few times each.  Still a blast to hit these hot fish and with a bunch of big fish in the box, there wasn't any pressure to land the big rainbows.  We landed 3 browns and limits of rainbows in the 2-4 lb range.  The rainbow bite is really good right now and we're catching some nice browns on every trip this past week.  The water is looking great and the tough weather is keeping a strong bite going.  We've got nothing but good fishing ahead as long as the water conditions hold. 

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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