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Big wind and big Shasta Lake trout!

One of the bigger trout we caught today on Shasta Lake on a Mack's Tackle fish scale Humdinger!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today was day two of a two day trip with a couple of my great clients from down south.  We fished Shasta Lake today and battled the big winds we experienced on the main body of the lake.  We started off slow again today, but had a cooler stuffed with limits of big trout by the end of the day.  The trout are still biting below 100' feet and are fairly concentrated in areas where you find bait.  Painted spoons work best early, but when the sun is on the water switching to silver/holo spoons and UV dodgers works well!

Plenty of Shasta Lake rainbows like this swimming around the lake right now!
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.!.php

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