Shasta Kings keep coming!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

The past few weeks have shown a sharp rise in the King salmon bite in Shasta Lake.  We're still catching some nice trout, but if you target Kings, you'll catch them!  We're not using traditional Shasta Lake salmon gear, we've found that fishing these Kings like most people do in the ocean works great!  Whether you are mooching or trolling, the fishing techniques are the same as they are  in the salt.  Finding them on sonar is easy early in the morning but a lot of the arches disappear when the sun comes up.  There's actually a lot of Kings in Shasta right now and thats great news for next years lake season.  The trout bite is still sort of slow, but we're getting some nice trout every trip.The trout are eating shad again so that bite will be hot very soon!  Thank you!

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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