Shasta Lake braces for another storm!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Shasta Lake rainbow trout.
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished Shasta the last two days and weather conditions have been deteriorating daily.  We've got a wet pattern ahead and as usual, the trout seem to be hunkering down.  Typically we see a dramatic rebound after a few slow days before the big weather change.  We've seen the slow down, now its time to see an upswing in the bite!  We haven't been going without fish, we've just been waiting a while for the bites to come.  The lake is cold and what I consider to be in prime shape for this time of the year.  There are lots of fish down in the main body of the lake with the 48 degree temps, but that means they are spread out over a big piece of water.  We're still catching the trout up high and I'm trolling spoons like the Optimizer and my favorite Bay Rat Long Shallows.  Every day is a new day and I look forward to them all!

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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