Shasta rainbow bite is on!

Great rainbow trout are available daily on Shasta Lake.
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake rainbow trout fishing has really taken off and we're catching double digits daily.  We are trolling with downriggers down to 100' feet with small dodgers and spoons trailing on a 24" leader, Most bites are coming at 45'-55' early in the morning and we're dropping down deeper as the sun comes up over the surrounding mountains.  These rainbows are averaging 2-3 pounds with some of the bigger fish coming in at 4-5 pounds.  We're just getting started and this great fishing should hold up well into fall.

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.