Solid bite for Shasta browns!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
John Tolen with a nice brown he caught on the first pass this morning on Shasta Lake.
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake has been fishing pretty good for brown trout so far this winter, but the best fishing is yet to come!  Water temps are hovering around 50 deg's and the lake is on the rise.  Rising water in Shasta means big logs and wood debris on the surface so watch out for these hazzards when running the lake, especially at high speeds.  Not a lot of debris yet but there are definitely some widow makers floating around now.  We've been catching multiple browns every trip this winter and as the big adults come back down into the lake after spawning, we'll surely see some bigger browns biting which means more in my net!  We're bouncing around the lake looking for big browns, but in most cases we're finding them where we usually do.  Todays browns came from 20' on a single downrigger, three colors of leadcore, and we caught some rainbows up high with 1-2 ounces of lead on a snap weight.  We will be fishing Shasta weekly now through August and will keep everyone updated as the seasons progress.  We still have some available dates in Feb-March-April if you're looking for that big Shasta Lake brown.  We don't ALWAYS catch the trophies, but there's ALWAYS a chance we will, and Shasta is loaded with them!

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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