We have had a nice break this week from the relentless winter storms on Shasta Lake and its much more conducive to comfortable days on the water. Fishing for Spotted bass has been good this week and limits are often easily attained during a day on the lake. Water temps are in the high 40's currently so that tends to slow the bite down a bit this time of the year, but if you find the bass and put in the time, successful days can be had.
I have been fishing some of my favorite points up on the Sac arm of Shasta Lake and have found thats its a good area to start my days. The use of sonar can be very helpful and finding the bass is at least half of your success. Once you do find them, stay on top of them and don't stray too far, especially if you are marking good numbers. I have had success recently fishing a spider grub in the green pumpkin candy color. I'm also fishing a drop shot rig in deeper water and am finding the same success with the green pumpkin candy or watermelon colors.
Shasta Lake is in very good shape and I'm looking forward to a great season. Bass fishing should remain solid as always, but look for the pre spawn period in early March to be very good! I'll be available for this great fishery until late March when I switch gears and head south to fish for Striped bass in the Ca, Delta. With all the ran water we have in our lakes and rivers, spring bass fishing should be off the hook everywhere. Call or msg me to secure prime dates for your spring fishing trip!