Cold days on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

All the way from southern California to tie into this nice Shasta Lake rainbow trout.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake continues to produce a few good fish daily, but the brown bite has been pretty slow.  A lot of that has to do with our never ending summer and the fact that its not spring yet.  If we get some winter weather we'll see the brown trout fishing pick up.  If not, it could be February before we start seeing more browns come to the net.  Shasta is still pretty warm for this time of the year in most areas, but that should help get these browns going sooner than later.  The rainbows typically head to sub 50 degree water this time of the year and a lot of the big adults will be in the rivers preparing to spawn.  That reduces the inventory of available rainbows, but we're still seeing some good looking rainbows when we work for them.

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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