Shasta Lake tailwater fishing and big trout!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

can't find these big rainbows everywhere, but we know right where they will be most days of the year!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we made a trip to the other side of Shasta Dam looking for some big trout.  I've been fishing it for years and if conditions are right, you can be into some big rainbows within minutes of getting lines in the water.  Today wes no exception and we had our fisrst plug inhaled within minutes of setting lines.  We got some big grabs and had some really hard pullers in todays flows from Shasta Dam.  The releases increased and we pushed up into some water we cant normally fish and we had more takedowns Immediately!  What a great day and it was obvious that the light pressure has loosened up the big fish a bit making the bite even better!

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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