Shasta Lake , fun in the sun!

Awesome weather on Shasta Lake today! We worked for our fish for sure, but managed to put some nice fish in the net for Jim and Dick!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Shasta Lake started our day with clean green water and 52 degree surface temperatures.  As the day progressed, we found a bite that was a little better than yesterday, but everyone definitely had to work for their fish.  The rainbows are full of Plankton and I think its hurting the bite a bit.  The browns are hungry, but still a little sluggish in the cold water.  I have noticed an upswing in the fight these fish are displaying though, and thats good news!  By days end we saw water temps as high as 58 degrees, so things are moving fast on the surface.  With continued warm weather, we should see a sharp rise the next few weeks.  That should start the Shad migration down into the main body of the lake which will pull more trout down as well. Things will pick up a bit and we'll continue to catch some great trout!

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.