Big days on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Limits of Shasta Lake rainbows and a King salmon caught yesterday on Shasta Lake.
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake seems to be turning on and the summer numbers are starting to show up in the main body of the lake to feed on the schools of Shad.  We're matching the hatch with smaller spoons and finding great results daily.  Small spoons like the Dick Nite spoon are a favorite this time of the year because they and just about the same size as the Shad rt now.  Shasta is 3-4 weeks behind its normal summer trout fishing pattern so the trout, bass, and Shad are still higher than normal for this time of the year.  I would suggest not going deeper than 50' if you want to catch good neumbers of trout.  There are fish down lower in the lake where the cold water is, but the active feeders will be up higher where the baitfish are.  Its not a normal year so don't get caught up in the idea you shoud be catching trout deep this time of the year, its just not the case this year.  Good luck out there!

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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