Whiskeytown lake still hitting limits

Mitch and Justin Connor from San Jose Ca. caught these nice Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon while fishing with Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service

by Jeff Goodwin

Whiskeytown Lake is still fishing very well and it's still "limit" style fishing that is easily accomplished if you follow the tips I've laid out in previous reports. The Kokanee are mostly 14" plus with some now going over 16". They are still in very good shape, although some have just begun to take on their pre spawning features. I'm still trolling at 1.1-1.5 mph at about 55'-65' deep and trolling pink or orange baits behind Dick Nite UV dodgers. I've been finding concentrations of Kokanee at the 299 bridge and also at the cold water curtain.

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.