Big storm rainbows today on Shasta.

4+ lb rainbow caught trolling a custom "hot lava" #3 Optimizer today.
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished day one of two on Shasta Lake.  Weather was horrible and fishing was very tough.  We were taking water over the bow and getting blown sideways in a driving rain most of the day.  Trout were on top and thats where we saww all the action again today.  Downriggers were basically useless for us today.  We got some good srtong bites early, but short strikes domintated the rest of the day.

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.