Spring trout fishing on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta Lake rainbow trout fishing!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake has been blessed with some amazing February weather.  We hoped for some more rain this month, but its just not going to happen.  We still have a few months left in a typical rainy season, but theres no end of the dry weather in sight.  The good news is Shasta Lake is only about 36' from full pool so we do have plenty of water for great fishing.  The lake is coming to life and the surface temps are on the rise.  This morning we saw diving birds feasting on a bait ball near the surface and the water is visibly stained with new plankton blooms.  This always signals the beginning of spring and the good trout fishing follows.  We caught 7 rainbows before 11:00 am today but got off the water before we had any bites from the browns.  Thats been a pattern lately, but the bite changes almost daily in the beginning of the season.  Stay tuned for more reports next week!

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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