Its time to go trout fishing on Shasta!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

7 rainbows and 2 browns today with the MacLean boys!
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we moved over to Shasta Lake to go after some rainbow and brown trout.  The morning started out a little on the slow side, but winter trout fishing is like that most days.  The Lake temps are in the low 50's now so most days you need not be on the water real early.  We did hook into a large brown trout trolling a Brad's Kokanee Cut Plug off lead core line, but it came unbuttoned at the transom.  It was a big brown so it was a tough loss.  We managed to get into some stocker size trout, but the bigger 17" to 19" rainbows and browns turned on around noon.  It was a beautiful day on the lake and todays great clients had a good time, as did I.  Spending more days on the water is whats needed now to pattern these bigger trout and start getting consistent bites.  The Optimizer Jr spoons are killing it so if you don't currently have a good supply, I would suggest getting over to Phils Propeller to get some.  I've found success with several colors but my favorite color may look like a rainbow tiger, hint, hint....  Merry Xmas to all and to all a good night!

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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