Wet and windy on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
We're still picking up some nice browns and they appear to be recovering nicely after the fall spawn!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished the past two days with Howard and Matt on Shasta Lake.  We caught some great browns and rainbows the past two days, and overall we had a great trip!  Conditions were much worse today as far as the rain goes, but the bite was twice as good as yesterday.  Both Howard and Matt caught their browns, and they both caught some really nice rainbows for this time of the year.  The McCloud River is pushing 42 degree water into the McCloud arm and Hirz Bay water is right around 54 degrees.  We caught the browns right on top trolling Optimizers, and several rainbows down to 20' trolling Bay Rat long shallow stick baits off the downriggers.  We should see a little color in the lake this week with the rains and that usually  keeps a good trout bite going strong.

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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