Winter trout fishing on Shasta Lake continues!

The morning bite on Shasta was red hot and we had tallied 20+ trout hooked before 10:00
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today Stan Kulak and I fished Shasta Lake and found a great bite early on, experiencing double hook ups and non stop action for the first few hours of the morning.  We hooked over 20 fish before 10:00 am.  We took a break from the action and looked for some trout in some different areas, but didn't see as mant bites as we did earlier this morning.  I played around with a new trolling technique and couldnt keep the bass off my line so we called it a short morning trip!  We should continue to see some improved fishing as long as we don't experience any major weather changes.  We fished the surface mainly with some small spoons at 2.5 mph to get all of our bites.  Shad pattern spoons are getting bit!  Tight lines...

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.