Spring Trout Bite Is On!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Spring Trout Bite Is On!
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin Guide Services

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake is an unsettled mess right now but only in parts of the rapidly rising lake.  You have to pick your spots and look for fishable conditions.  The best fishing has been down in the main body of the lake between the Pit River Bridge and Shasta Dam.  The morning bite has been slow but if you put in your time, you'll likely see a bite in the afternoon.  The patterns are too much to pin down right now but we saw a rise in surface temps today and that could be why we saw a better bie and some of our biggest trout of the season so far.  I'll be fishing Shasta until the 31st and will move to the river for a short Striped bass season before returning to Shasta Lake for the remainder of the summer and fall seasons.  Keep checking back for more Shasta Lake fishing reports in the coming weeks.  If you're looking for big trout this year, Shasta Lake is the place to be!  Summer dates are available now so give Jaynie a call at (530) 510-2925 for more information and upcoming seasons.

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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