Shasta Lake Fishing Report.

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta Lake King salmon fishing!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake is finally turning the corner on its summer time configuration.  There is a warm layer of water 40' thick and the cooler water sits below.  Its safe to say we have a solid thermocline as evidenced by the sonar pictures and the steady line of fish below 40'.  The surface is starting to thicken with tiny shad, and as they grow, will begin to come together forming into schools.  Larger sonar arches are visible, especially before the sun hits the water.  Its just a matter of a week or two before these Shasta Lake trout and salmon begin to gorge themselves on the massive amounts of new Shad in the lake.  I personally think the fishing gets much easier when all of the above conditions line up.  We've been doing pretty well most days and todays trips were average, producing a half dozen nice fish for our clients to take home.  Captain Justin got his clients into a nice brown trout and a King salmon.  Trolling Trinidad Tackle spoons and Brad's Kokanee Cut Plugs at 40-50' has been taking plenty of nice slmon and trout.  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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