We've started to see our summer fishing patterns develop and now its officially time to get settled into our summer fishing season. We have been and will continue to fish on Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown lakes. The fish are plentiful and we're seeing some great catch rates already. The water thermoclines are developing still, but we should have some hard temperature lines develop with the really warm weather headed our way. We've already started to land some impressive fish across the board, and its only going to get better as time marches on into July-September. The King salmon in Trinity Lake are impressive, but the Kokanee up there are smaller than we saw last season. Whiskeytown has some great size to the Kokanee salmon and some in the 3 lb range have been weighted in recently. Shasta Lake is full of rainbows and brown trout again, but the salmon numbers are down a bit from years past due to light stocking the past two years. The Kings being caught are 4-5 lbs though and that should improve as summer Shad populations help them grow again this year. This should be another exceptional summer season so if your interested in getting in on this great fishing action, get in touch with me so we can get your fishing days locked down. I'm working on my July-August schedule on the lakes and will be looking at river King salmon possibilities in Sept-October. It looks like we may have some good numbers of fish in the ocean, but a (1) salmon per person limit may reduce interest in this fishery. If so, not a problem, we have nice fat trout, Kokanee and Kings (5) per person limits to pick up the slack for all of you who like to eat fish. I'll be sure to update everyone on how the in river salmon fishing shapes up by mid August. September-October is the best time to fish for river salmon in the Anderson area. Tight lines, and thank you all for your support again this year!
Captain Jeff Goodwin