Shasta Lake trout hunker down!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Spring rainbows are making a little splash in the main body of Shasta, but the best is yet to come!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I've been fishing on Shasta Lake this week and the bite has really slowed down with all this weather moving through.  Surface temps  dropped from 66 degrees to around 60 degrees.  The cold water line is still around 30', but it varies throughout the lake.  Most of our bites have been coming from the 20-30' range with the occasional 40' bite.  Trolling smaller spoons some days really gets more bites, but theres a big spoon bite on other days.  Of course the dodger combos are working, as well as the always effective Fire Brine Shad.

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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