Shasta Lake cools as the trout fishing heats up!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished some of our great return clients the last two day.  The fishing is still spotty, but the early bite has been consistently good.  I've been fishing the top 10', but we've caught a few rainbows down to 20' as well.  The top 2' was where our first 5 trout came from today, and as the water continues to cool, the top layer will produce until the sun hits the water or we see very light winds.  I recommend dropping down to 10-20' when those conditions persist.  Look for the bite to get better and for the those who like to eat trout, Shasta rainbows are in great shape this year and cutting very good!  We'll be catching some great Shasta Lake trout this year from now through the spring and summer season of 2020.  Best times to target big browns is March-April and big rainbows, July-September.  Call Jaynie Goodwin at (530) 510-2925 to set up your Shasta Lake trout fishing trip.  Thank you!  Capt. Jeff Goodwin,,, 

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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