Big Shasta Lake rainbow trout showing up again!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Big rainbow for this little fella on Shasta Lake!
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

May signals the beginning of the big rainbow trout show!  We've been catching rainbows all winter and spring, but the return of the big spawners is always eagerly awaited.  Late May into June is when we start to catch these bigger rainbows and it lasts well into September every year.  The rainbows have shown up all over the lower lake and thats where we've been getting them this week. Rainbows in the 4-5 lb. class can be cauht now and as they pack on the weight this summer, they will be tipping the scales in favor of some even larger rainbow trout.  One of my favorite times of the year to fish Shasta is June through August because we'll catch rainbows and browns, with King and Kokanee salmon also in the mix.  Having four different types of fish to catch can make for a very interesting day on the lake, with a mixed bag of tasty trout and salmon for the dinner table.  The per person limits are 5 trout and 5 salmon per day.  We always catch trout, salmon, or both, and sometimes catch Spotted bass trolling while on our guided Shasta Lake fishing trips.  The lake is warming up and the Shad schools are showing up in big numbers now.  Its go time for summer trout and salmon so give us a call to get your day of fishing on Shasta Lake scheduled for June thru August.  (530) 510-2925, thank you!

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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