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Hit and miss on Shasta Lake today!

The rainbows are active and most of them are coming out of the deeper sections of the Shasta Lake arms.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

We fished Shasta Lake today and although the morning bite was good, we once again missed a few big fish takedowns.  The mornings are just a tad breezy, which is good, but the afternoons are dead calm on the water.  The fish aren't favoring the glassy surface and the activity has slowed dramatically when the wind dies down.  Surface temps hovered around 49 degs this morning, so the lake arms are really starting to cool off.  Thats still warm enough to keep these trout active and willing to bite, and there is warmer water down lower on the lake.  2.5 mph has been my most productive trolling speed and 2" silver spoons are seeing the most action this week.  Tight lines!

Gregg got his German Brown today, but I'm certain we missed a few big fish opportunities. Some days we see light bites and I think today was one of those days.
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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