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shasta lake sport fishing report:

06/17- Shasta Lake trout fishing is currently in its spring pattern and we’re now going down to 20’-30’ to find our bites. The lake is full of big brown and rainbow trout as usual.  The trout are back in the main body of but some of them can be found in the Sacramento and McCloud River arms still as well. The main body is fishing pretty good right now as well and the trout are showing signs of bait in their bellies. Some days trout fishing is better than others of course, but more days fall into the good category than not. We just have to keep lines in the water!!.  The trout are usually 2-4 pound specimens right now but there is always a good chance for a rainbow trout like this one we caught on 6/17.

6/17 Shasta Lake summer pattern is in full swing! The trout are still pretty high, but the lake is warming quickly.  A white Optimizer spoon trolled 30’ below the surface caught this great rainbow trout for this young lady today! #troutfishing #trout #shastalake #shasta

6/17 Shasta Lake summer pattern is in full swing! The trout are still pretty high, but the lake is warming quickly. A white Optimizer spoon trolled 30’ below the surface caught this great rainbow trout for this young lady today! #troutfishing #trout #shastalake #shasta

** We will pick you up and drop you off at your dockside resort or at your shasta lake house boat rental when you fish with us**

 

4/13 Great day to catch big brown trout on Shasta Lake! #troutfishing #trout #bass #shastalake #shasta

4/13 Great day to catch big brown trout on Shasta Lake! #troutfishing #trout #bass #shastalake #shasta

Are you a passionate angler? Would you like to enjoy some new and exciting experiences in a scenic setting, with a rich bounty of trout and salmon swimming in the quiet depths of Shasta Lake? Then you should definitely consider experiencing one of the Shasta Lake guided fishing trips organized by Jeff Goodwin. 

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Beautiful mornings are often admired before we start catching big beautiful Shasta Lake rainbow trout like this amazing fish! Good job Leslie, looking forward to our two day trip in August!!! #shastalake #shasta #trout #troutfishing

Beautiful mornings are often admired before we start catching big beautiful Shasta Lake rainbow trout like this amazing fish! Good job Leslie, looking forward to our two day trip in August!!! #shastalake #shasta #trout #troutfishing

 

Shasta Lake is the main attraction in Shasta County, drawing visitors from all over California, especially avid anglers. Located just 10 miles north of Redding and 170 miles north of Sacramento, Shasta Lake is easily reachable by car on Interstate 5. It hosts dozens of fishing tournaments, especially in winter and spring, with the FLW tournament series and the Wild West Bass Trail among the most important.

The two-story impoundment is home to both coldwater and warmwater fish species, including:

Rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth and spotted bass, chinook salmon, black crappie, bluegill and carp, Sacramento sucker, riffle sculpin, Sacramento squawfish, black fish, white sturgeon, hardhead minnow, channel squawfish, white catfish, threadfin shad, brown bullhead, green sunfish, and golden shiner.

Despite the wide variety of fish species in Shasta Lake, rainbow trout, brown trout, and landlocked King salmon are the most frequently sought after due to their abundance and above average size.  Every trip out on Shasta Lake holds the potential of catching a trophy trout or land locked King salmon. 

Big king salmon like this one lurk in the cool, dark depths of Shasta Lake year round! Shasta Lake received a huge boost to its King salmon fishery this year! 70,000 Juvenile King salmon were planted in October of 2018. In the fall of next year, Shasta Lake is scheduled to receive plants of over 100,000 juvenile King salmon. This will undoubtedly give Shasta Lake a good boost in action for King salmon anglers on Shasta Lake in the years to come!

Big king salmon like this one lurk in the cool, dark depths of Shasta Lake year round! Shasta Lake received a huge boost to its King salmon fishery this year! 70,000 Juvenile King salmon were planted in October of 2018. In the fall of next year, Shasta Lake is scheduled to receive plants of over 100,000 juvenile King salmon. This will undoubtedly give Shasta Lake a good boost in action for King salmon anglers on Shasta Lake in the years to come!

shasta lake brown trout Fishing Guide

2018 Shasta Lake German Brown trout.

2018 Shasta Lake German Brown trout.

Guided trout and salmon fishing trips to Shasta Lake are most often successful, as the fish population is ensured both naturally and by stocking. The key to catching trout and salmon in the area is knowing where to find them and by using the right bait and presentations to get them to bite.

In early spring, late fall, and winter, trout prefers to stay right under the surface, and most trolling methods will work. In late spring, throughout the summer, and in the beginning of autumn, both trout and King salmon dive deeper to the thermocline, so downriggers and other depth control devices work best for getting your gear down to where the fish are.

In terms of bait, these trout and landlocked King salmon respond exceptionally well to time tested lures and bait products we have utilized through our network of tackle and bait manufacturers.  Having direct contact with industry leaders in the tackle and bait business gives us an edge on the water each and every day.  

August Shasta Lake summer brown trout are big, hungry fish!

August Shasta Lake summer brown trout are big, hungry fish!

Jeff Goodwin’s guided Shasta Lake king salmon and trout Fishing Trips

We enjoy catching big brown trout year round on Shasta Lake, but spring, summer, and late fall are the best seasons to chase them before they head up the rivers to spawn!

We enjoy catching big brown trout year round on Shasta Lake, but spring, summer, and late fall are the best seasons to chase them before they head up the rivers to spawn!

It takes a passionate, experienced, and dedicated local salmon and trout fishing guide to ensure the success of any fishing trip. Someone who knows the lake intimately and continuously expands their fishing knowledge and success on this sophisticated body of water.

That is Jeff Goodwin. He will take care of each booking personally and will stop at nothing to ensure a great fish catching experience for everyone in the boat.

Do you have any questions? Would you like to schedule some unforgettable Shasta Lake guided fishing trips? Contact Jeff now!

Spring 2018 trophy brown trout! We’ll be brown trout fishing daily again in 2019!!

Spring 2018 trophy brown trout! We’ll be brown trout fishing daily again in 2019!!