Busy weekend on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Captain Justin Thompson got his crew on some nice rainbow trout today!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Its the 4th of July weekend on Shasta Lake and boy is it busy!  Early morning is ok for fishing, but by early afternoon its a mad house unless your on the lake for things other than fishing.  Fortunately we have the weekend off and wont have to contend with the crowds this weekend.  The fishing was lackluster at best today and I talked to several boats that had the same reports.  Some descent fish were caught, but nothing out of the low end of ordinary.  I'm hoping its the calm before the storm and we see a great bite emerge soon.  The bait hasnt really shown in big numbers yet and all the fish we're catching have empty stomach's.  I've seen it like this before, but not normally in July.  I'll give it until early next week and we should see a big improvement.  The exception has been the salmon bite, and its been great early in the morning.  The bite doesnt last long though so get at em early.  Once the King bite slows, go after some rainbows for the remainder of the day.  We've been seeing a descent bite around noon the past several days.  Be safe and have a great 4th of July weekend on Shasta Lake!

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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