Shasta Lake is heating up!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

A very cold and wet day with local anglers Chad and Doug on Shasta Lake this weekend. Chad is pictured here with our best trout of the day!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake water temps have been nailed down in the 48-49 degree range for what seems like an eternity!  Its no secret that rainbow trout and King salmon love cold water, but brown trout like to hang out in water a bit warmer than what we've been seeing in Shasta Lake this winter.  Its made for a banner season for big rainbows, but the brown trout have been much more difficult to find.  They are still around in big numbers, they just havent been as active as I would hope for.  Sure, we've caught browns up to 8 lbs already, but I'd like to get back to hooking into 3-5 big browns vs. 1-2 browns on a good day.  Looking ahead, we will have the warmer weather I've been waiting for and that should pull the browns back up into the skinny water where it will warm up first.  Although browns tend to find their happy place in 57-60 degree water, getting into the low 50's in the next week or so should really get them fired up!  I fish for most of the remaining days this month so you'll see it here first if the bite picks up the way I'm thinking it will.

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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