Slamming Shasta dinner Bows

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Slamming Shasta dinner Bows
Photo Credit: Scott Caldwell

by Scott Caldwell

Shasta Lake is kicking out some fantastic dinner plate rainbow trout. On my last trip, my guys took home, 10 beautiful drag ripping, fat rainbow trout, as well as few brown trout. We caught all these fish while trolling around the lake at 3 mph plus. The hot lure of day was the optimizer jr lathered in procure threadfin shad gel. The Trout are gorging themselves on the shad as they usually during the summer months from the surface down to 100 feet. 

We caught few other trout while trolling dodgers and plugs but like I said earlier the optimizer what the hot lure. The bigger fish were all in the 4 pound class with the smaller ones around 2 pounds. The meat on these trout is a beautiful orange/red color which make for a fabulous cooking on the BBQ or oven.

The weather is pretty hot now so a sun up start is must but hot weather on Shasta often equal hot fishing. Checkout the pictures and then give me call 530 905 0758 or book online at and let's put together your next fishing adventure.

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