Shasta Lake trout are looking good!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Mike Ridgeway with a fat rainbow trout caught on Shasta Lake today!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake and found a rainbow bite today.  Its been a crazy week on Shasta and for most, fishing has been tough.  Water conditions are still changing and we're seeing early fall conditions which has these fish running all over.  There is still a lot of bait throughout the lake and the trout are looking pretty content with their diets right now. Its definitely not in the state of a typical winter pattern.  We're still seeing the best bite up top and the Bay Rat Lures are definitely a stand out bait right now.  I trolled on the slower side today, I just dont think the trout are chasing fast moving baits right now.  Stable weather should help the bite in the coming weeks and so will a bit more cool water in the lake.   

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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