First light Shasta salmon!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Gracie Goodwin with a nice Shasta Lake King salmon that was caught trolling with a Brad's Kokanee Cut Plug.
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today was a day off for me so i took the opportunity to fish for a few hours with my wife and daughter, Gracie.  Our first fish of the morning (pictured) came across the gunnel just minutes after setting lines.  Gracie did a great job of fighting and landing her biggest King salmon of the summer so far.  The bite slowed after an hour or so and we were back at the launch by 8:00 am.  We got bites non stop again this morning, but we didn't see many big fish bites like yesterday.  Every day is different and a day off deserves a rest after a long week, and many more busy weeks ahead.  Our best bite came on the Brad's Kokanee cut plugs and the Mini cut plugs stuffed with Pautzke Bait Co. anchovy Fire Gel Scents.  Most of the Kings were caught between 40'-50' trolling 2.0 mph.  Tight lines!

Capt. Jeff G.

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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