Big browns and rainbows on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Shasta Lake brown trout caught on 1/6/20.
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

We continue to put in full days on Shasta Lake chasing big brown's and rainbow's this week.  Fishing has been fun and we're landing big fish every day.  As always, Shasta can be tough in the winter, but we're doing waht we can to provide as much action as possible.  We're finding most of our bites from 10-20' down and trolling mostly at 2.5 mph.  Brad's Kokanee Cut plugs have been really good, but the Trinidad tackle Optimizer Jr's are taking plenty of trout too.  There are still a lot of browns in the rivers above Shasta and I suspect many of the big rainbows as well.  We'll see more and more browns coming back into the lake looking ahead.  The rainbow trout will head up into the rivers continuously until Spring wen they will be done spawning and will fall back down into the lake around May.  We'll be concentrating on the browns by the end of February, making March and April predominantly a brown trout show.  We catch big browns most of the year, but March-April tend to produce our biggest numbers of big browns on the days they want to bite.  If you're interested in a trophy brown trout fishing trip on Shasta Lake this year, consider calling Jaynie sooner than later at (530) 510-2925 to get March and April trip dates.  Half of my schedule is already filled for April, but March currently has lots of available dates.  These trips are best suited for our dedicated anglers and can provide some truly amazing trophy class brown trout.  The action is generally slow paced, but our fish are worth the wait in between bites.  Our 24' boat is covered and has a heater to keep everyone comfortable during their day on Shasta Lake this winter season.  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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