Full moon browns today!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake was a beast today and tackling the high winds on the McCloud arm today was no small feat!  Add the morning after a full moon and we had our work cut out for us for sure.  The morning was tough, but we got two small browns pretty quick before the bass bite took over and had us reeling up lines fouled with Spotted bass.  By mid day the wind settled down a bit and we were able to get some lines straight behind the boat.  The bass were chomping spoons on side planers so they didnt see any trout action all day.  We hit the two big browns pictured on downriggers at 20-30' feet down.  Brad's Super Baits and a Shad rolled with 100' setbacks took the biggest fish of the day.  Lots of browns all over the lake right now for sure and now is the time to get after them.  Surface temps are going to rise sharply in the weeks ahead and that will change the patterns we're seeing right now for sure.  Winds have stirred up the lake a bit so now is the time to take advantage of the stained water bite!

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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