Shasta Lake trout bite getting deeper!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta lake rainbows are up from the deep dark waters below and are feeding on Shad. Get your baits in the right spot and your going to have some fun!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake has been a bit hot and cold for me this past week.  If you're not showing the trout what they want, you're going to have a tough day.  The Shad are thick in the main body and the trout are feeding on them as they please.  Thats making for short bite windows most days for sure.  We caught some nice trout today in the 50'-60' range, but by 11:30 the bite was done.  It was an improvement over the past few days, so lets hope this trend continues and we see our normal pattern of excellent fishing well into September this year.

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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