Pick any of the bodies of water I fish right now and I'll put you on some great fishing! Shasta Lake is by far my favorite right now because of the size and numbers of fish we are seeing each and every trip out. I'm trolling down to 70' with a lot of success and the trout are running from 3-5 pounds a piece. Easy limits have been the rule on Shasta and its not going to change any time soon.
Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon fishing has been amazing this year, and although some anglers are having trouble catching them, we are not. Its definitely limits style fishing and the Kokanee are above average in size this year with most coming to the net at about 2 pounds each. I'm trolling down to about 65' feet for these fish and most are coming on UV dodgers and small hoochies or spin gloves rigs. Not much more to say here, but the fishing is great and will be through September.
Sacramento River steelhead trout fishing is pretty good still and there are some quality fish being caught every trip! I'm fishing from just below Lake Redding down to Cypress St most days and we are coming in with double digit days on just about every trip. I've been having success drift fishing Dick Nite spoons and more recently, catching some great steelhead with natural cured roe. Its not as good as I would expect for this time of the year, but you have to take the bad after the good sometimes. The continuous high water on the Sac River last winter has most certainly impacted this fishery to an unknown extent, but there are plenty of great fish still around to provide my clients with plenty of hook ups!
Salmon fishing trips are right around the corner but we're still waiting to see a big push of fish above Hamilton city. When we do start to see good numbers of salmon in the system, I'm sure we will have some great fishing in the months ahead.