Brown trout fishing report.

This Shasta Lake brown trout was caught with a trolled at about 15' deep.
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

I took advantage of a short break after the ISE show this year to get all of my ducks in a row before another busy year of guiding on Shasta Lake ahead.  Brown trout fishing will dominate my efforts on Shasta Lake the next few months. and with the current lake conditions, we should be in for another great year of catching big browns on Californias #1 rated reservoir.  Shasta is still a chilly 50 degrees and the bigger brown trout specimens in the lake are still playing hard to get.  Our day was dominated by rainbow bites to three lbs, but we did land a nice four pound brown at the end of the day.  We had a few other big bites, but we couldn't close the deal on those hook ups and as a result our final score for the day reflected the missed opportunities.  The brown trout and rainbow trout we are catching are in great shape.  Both of our biggest trout pictured below were released today to fight snothrt day!  If you want to book a trip on Shasta for spring Brown trout fishing, now is the time. 

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.