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Big day on Shasta Lake!

First big brown trout today tipped the scale at 5 lbs!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today my clients from San Diego and I fished Shasta Lake once again.  The day started out just as I had hoped and we had our first fish, a rainbow trout, in the boat rather quickly.  The conditions were perfect for hunting big German Browns, but todays crew came out for limits of trout for a holiday feast.  I have a particular pattern for big brown stalking, but it doesnt always produce a lot of fish in numbers.  With only four rods fishing, I had to use a combination of presentations Like Macks Lure Hum Dingers and Trinidad Tackle Optimizer spoons that would catch both the biggest and the smaller trout in the area of the McCloud Arm I fished today.  This father son duo got their 10 fish limit, 3 browns to 5 lbs and 7 rainbows.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll enjoy these three thousand words!  Enjoy these beautiful browns and have a great Christmas holiday.  

After catching a number of rainbows, Mark got into his first brown!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.
If one German Brown of a lifetime isn't enough, catch another one!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.


Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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