Shasta Lake winter browns!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Nice Shasta Lake brown trout caught this morning on the McCloud Arm!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and found a subtle bite after seeing some good fishing last week.  Winter can be tough on Shasta, especially with changing weather patterns.  I expected a good bite today with all current conditions considered, but it didn't unfld that way. We did catch some smaller rainbows and scored a nice specimen of our targeted species, the brown trout.  Water temps are still higher than I'd like to see at 55 degrees, so moving up higher in the system paid off with cooler water and our big brown trout.  We have some weather moving in so perhaps we will see some great fishing in the weeks ahead!  

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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