Trout bite was steady on Shasta today!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta Lake rainbow trout!
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake is currently 108' feet below full pool and surface temps are ranging from 56-58 degrees.  Those numbers spell good fishing in my mind.  I had a one day trip on Shasta Lake today and we saw a pretty steady bite.  Nothing fast and furious, but steady for sure.  We covered a lot of water in a short period of time.  We trolled side planers and a multi color leadcore presentation straight out the back of the boat all morning.  Just about every rod saw some action and the Trinidad Tackle Optimizer Jr's were favored by todays trout and bass.  The blue/white and blue/nickel spoons seemed to get the most bites overall though.  We definitely stayed above 20' deep with our lines which were mostly leadcore lines and mono lines with snap weights.  I marked some fish a bit deeper, but the biters were up pretty high so thats where I stayed.  I varied my speeds, but 3.0 mph seemed to get the most action.  Overall fishing was good today and should get better in the coming weeks when I'm on the lake daily.  All the trout are on the move this time of the year so getting out on the water often definitely pays off on Shasta Lake.  January thru September dates are available and we're taking trip reservations daily.  Call Jaynie at (530) 501-2925 to book. 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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