Easy trout limits on Shasta lake now!

Trolling spoons on the surface early in the morning is a top producer!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Another day of lights out trout fishing on Shasta Lake!  The morning bite was fast and furious with six lines in the water, which didn't last long.  After hooking one fish after another and no time inbetween, we found ourselves trolling with all the rods in the boat.  Obviously its not like this every day, but for the last three days it has been on fire.  I'm running spoons on the surface and Arctic Fox Trolling Flies on wire lines out the back of the boat.  I havent found a lot of big fish of late, but the fast action with 12"-14" trout is making up for the fewer big fish bites.  The main lake is around 53 degrees.  Find the colder water and you'll find the trout....  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.