Shasta Lake Brown Trout!
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 1, 2023
Shasta Lake

I've been out on Shasta Lake chasing winter trout.  The lake is in great shape considering the really wet weather patterns we saw in January.  The top ends of the lake arms are pretty dirty but not unfishable.  The lower end of the lake is mostly green with a hint of turbidity this week.  Floating debris is a factor but...
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Shasta still fishes while she fills!
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 28, 2023
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake is quite cold with the mountain water still coming in. The debris is very manageable even after a rise of over 50' in recent weeks. Finding clear water on Shasta was the key for success this week. Unfortunately the water temps were 44-45 degrees and that’s not optimal if your looking for a good number of bites. The trout...
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Shasta Lake is filling quickly!
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 15, 2023
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has come up nearly 50' feet the past few weeks and its likely to keep filling several feet a day even through a dry weather period coming this next week.  It looks like we'll see some challenges in the way of dirty water and floating debris but it will be worth it by spring and summer.  There's a lot...
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2023 Shasta Lake fishing Report
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 2, 2023
Shasta Lake

Today was my first day back on Shasta Lake since August 2022 and what a welcomed sight it was.  We launched at the Centimudi launch and fished nthe Dry Creek Arm first.  We marked lot's of fish down in the 60'-75' depths but history tells me fishing up higher in the water column gets more bites in the winter.  I...
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Sac River rainbow trout/steelhead fishing!
by Jeff Goodwin, DECEMBER 12, 2022
Sacramento River - Lower

The Sacramento River is fishing really good for wild rainbows and some nice steelhead too!  The river below Redding blew out with high water this weekend, but the stretch of river in the Redding area has remained fishable as it usually does.  There are some salmon spawning in the upper river so egg patterns are working well right now.  Flows...
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Shasta Lake winter trout fishing!
by Jeff Goodwin, DECEMBER 2, 2022
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake water temps have cooled and lake levels are on the rise!  This is a great time of the year to get out on Shasta Lake and sample some of its great winter trout fishing.  Big browns and rainbows are heading up to the tributaries to spawn and this can be a great time to intercept these big adult class...
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