Shasta's calm before the storm!

My first trout of the morning, caught with a Mack's Lure UV Hum Dinger Spoon!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake, and in spite of a dropping barometer with a storm on the horizon, we still managed to catch several trout trolling Mack's Lure Hum Dinger UV Spoons at 2.5 mph.  We fished the McCloud arm and found a descent morning bite under overcast skies and absolutely no wind.  The lake was glassed over and after the morning bite shut off we had a pretty long gap until we found the last bite of our day.  We got a short window of wind on the water and the fish turned on once again.  Its gonna be nasty on the water tomorrow, but fishing should be good by Friday.  The upper sections of the lake arms are filling with debris with the rising water, so they may not be a great option for trolling for a while.  Stay tuned for more Shasta Lake fishing reports after our guided trips or scouting trips as this winter fishery continues.

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.