Trout and Bass on Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Rainbow Trout, Spotted Bass
Photo Credit: Captain KirkPortocarrero

by Kirk Portocarrero

The weather is getting warmer and warmer and the fishing is picking up  great at shasta lake for bass and trout also picking up kokenee salmon on the lake for the first time they are showing them selves more and more .Bass are hitting all over the lake with most of the fish being close to the bank .The larger bass seem to be in the deeper areas and the larger numbers are on the bank .I've been finding some shad up the pit arm .Seems when the boat traffic mellows out the move into the center of the pit .Shad pattern lures like rip baits and crank baits .Worming of course is always a go to .Rainbow trout are biting up in big back bone arm and also the mouth of the Sacramento arm .Call for open dates .

Captain Kirk Portocarrero is a full-time, professional fishing guide and outfitter, solely, for 29 years straight, owner & operator of Northern California's Kirk started at age 15, in the salmon fishing industry in SF and then migrating to Northern California, with a team of 5 guides working for him. He is on the water at least 300 days a year, and his expertise is like none other, providing top of line guide services and equipment, ensuring a successful day of fishing. Specializing Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing for salmon, trout, and steelhead. Call (800) 670-4448 to get in on the action.

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

Today was a great day of fishing the guys landed over 25 bass and 1 big rainbow trout .Fishing up...... Read More

Today Dave and Jeff  caught some nice fish down river below Tidsdale boat ramp.The fish are starting to arive more and...... Read More