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Calm after the storm on Shasta

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Dan and his fat hatchery rainbow!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin
2-16-2019
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Today we fished Shasta Lake and found, once again, very good conditions for catching trout and bass.  I sold todays clients a trout trip, but by mid day I think they thought maybe I had soled them a bass fishing trip instead.  We weren't targeting the bass but they were clearly targeting our Bay Rats all day.  Each one of our Bay Rat takedowns, with the exception of a few, ended with a bass hanging off the end of them.  The water is running a cool 48.5 degrees but is a nice emerald green with very little floating debris to speak of.  Most all of our bites came in the 10'-20' range and most came trolling at slower speeds of about 2.5 mph.  I'm hoping for some warmer water in the coming weeks, I really think that will help get the browns stirring a bit more than they have the past few weeks.  Stay tuned, you'll definitely see it here first when they do!



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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