Shasta Lake winter rainbows!

Wow, check out this Shasta Lake rainbow! I'll be chasing these beauties until September when I start fishing for river Kings. That means plenty of time to book your Shasta Lake trout fishing trip this year!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Shasta Lake in a very cold and wet winter weather pattern.  The day started off a bit slow, but we kept our gear where it needed to be and it paid off.  We lost a few heart breakers, but by days end we had some great fish stories to tell.  Great day with a great group of hard working and passionate anglers!  I started the day with a plan to fish Jones Valley, but made a last second left turn into the McCloud Arm.  That split second decision paid off and we caught some great trout.  We started off with a fast troll and after zero bites and 51 degree water, I switched gears and slowed things down.  Right away, the Bay Rats took a beating and took center stage for the remainder of the day.  I'm guessing we'll see some good fishing this week with this wet weathern pattern.  I guess we'll see!

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.