Shasta Lake lunker browns are biting!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Bruiser brown caught on a Bay Rat long shallow! These stick baits are the real deal folks! Head on over to Phil's Propellers and grab some for your tackle box! You won't be disappointed!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and got into some really nice trout!  Two nice rainbows and two nice browns were the highlight, but we did catch a few bass and some smaller rainbows as well.  Our first brown came right away on an Optimizer spoon and our last BIG brown came on a Bay Rat long shallow.  Flutter spoons accounted for the rainbows we managed to get into today.  With the exception of our first brown we caught at 3.8 mph at 15' feet, the rest of our fish came at 2.5 mph from the surface down to 20'.  The lake is pretty dirty in a lot of places and the debris is still a problem.  April is still looking like our best brown trout fishing ahead and I have openings.  As soon as the water warms up a bit, the bite should really improve!

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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