Salmon are showing on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Salmon are showing on Shasta Lake!
19" Shasta Lake Kokanee salmon caught today fishing with Captain Jeff Goodwin.
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin Fishing

by Jeff Goodwin

Its been a slow summer on Shasta so far, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been good by many peoples standards.  I'm spoiled out on Shasta most summers and when I have to work for them it seems slow to me.  Today was refreshing and we caught 15 fish including saimon, trout, and bass before heading in.  The Kokanee were very impressive and taped at 18.5" and 19" long.  Big, thick Kokanee in perfect shape!  I tend to fish an all species spread and haven't run many days with just Kokanee gear.  That might be a good idea right about now I think.  All of todays salmon and trout were caught 50'-70' deep trolling spoons.  The salmon and trout fishing will continue to imporve as we inch closer and closer to August.  The surface temps this week were 75 degrees so the lake is behind schedule I think.  Next weeks triple digit temps will continue to keep the temps on the rise and the baby Shad will start schooling up very soon as well.  We have lots of trip availability this month into next so give Jaynie a call for more info and available dates at (530) 510-2925.  Thank you!

Captain Jeff Goodwin

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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