Shasta Lake Kings taking center stage!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta King caught with a Brad's Kokanee Cut Plug!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

We're catching some great salmon this year and theres a lot of them.  Captain Justin and I got our clients into some great fishing today.  I got messages from a few other anglers on the water today and they did really good too!  Its great to see so many people enjoying this fishery this season.  We got an early start and had our limits before 10:00 am today.  Mostly King salmon, but a few rainbows in the mix as well.  The plankton blooms and new baby Shad schools are once again prolific in Shasta Lake.  Its just a short time away from reaching the summer feeding frenzy.  Most of the trout and salmon we're catching have empty stomach's, but we are seeing one or two fish in the bunch now that have started feeding on the Shad.  The Shad bite is like a light switch, and it should be turning on any day now.  

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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