Shasta Lake Summer Trout

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta Lake Summer Trout
Shasta Lake summer mornings are hard to beat!
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin Guide Services

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake fishing has been excellent and most of our bites have been coming from 60'-70' deep.  I'm trolling traditional trout gear at the aforementioned depths at around 2.0-2.2 mph.  Water temps and conditions have changed only slightly since Julys report.  The catch contains mainly rainbows and brown trout with the occasional incidental bass.  The salmon fishing has been poor so I havent been spending a lot of time targeting them specifically.  Overall we're having great trips every day now and the quality of the trout has been exceptional.  I'll be looking forward to fishing the remainder of the summer season on Shasta Lake this year!  With river salmon closed this year in California, we have plenty of available dates in August-December now.  This is a great year to take advantage of this extended Lake season we are having now due to the river salmon closures.  

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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