Trolling for Shasta Lake Trophy Trout
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Shasta Lake

The Optimizer Spoon It's no secret that Shasta Lake holds a big population of trophy trout such as rainbows and German Browns.  Every year a good number of big rainbow trout in the 5-7 pound range are caught and the same can be said for the German Browns.  The chances of catching a big trophy size rainbow trout in Shasta Lake,...
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Above and below Shasta Dam this week!
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Shasta Lake

Its been a productive couple of days fishing above and below Shasta Dam for rainbow trout and German Browns.  I fished Keswick Reservoir a few days ago and found consistant rainbow trout bites trolling plugs up and down stream.  The trout seemed to favor the gold plugs and got quite a few bites on a frog pattern plug as well.  Today I...
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Best Baits for Norcal Steelhead
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

The late fall King salmon run is on its way up river and the steelhead are right behind them. We've already seen some late fall and salmon caught in the stretches of the Sacramento River below the Coleman National Fish Hatchery as well as some great hatchery steelhead.  With continuous drops in the flows from Keswick Dam, the Sacramento River...
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Keswick rainbow trout bite remains good!
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Keswick Reservoir

I haven't posted many reports on Keswick Reservoir this season, mainly because I've been too busy fishing other waters.  Today we started out on the lower Sac, but with a big drop in flows and a lot of debris in the river, my techniques for catching rainbows just didn't produce like usual.  We pulled off the lower Sac and ran...
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Plug bite still good for Redding rainbows!
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Sacramento River

Today we fished the Sacramento River in Redding looking for steelhead trout numbers and not hatchery keepers.  The bite was a little off with the weather changing, but we managed to experience a really good morning bite before things slowed down.  I'm going to let this storm blow over and then I'll be down river again looking for hatchery steelhead! ...
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November steelhead on the Sac!
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Sacramento River

Today I fished the Sacramento River in the Anderson area.  Perfect day with great weather and great clients!  Fished for salmon in the morning and didn't see any rollers or get any bites so we switched to steelhead fishing.  Steelhead and trout fishing was slow over all, but we did manage to catch a great keeper hatchery steelhead.  Hoping the...
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