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Shasta Lake brown trout!

Good friend and fellow guide, Anthony Cox showing his biggest brown landed this morning while fishing with me.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

Last week we were catching big healthy browns on Shasta Lake headed up the arms to spawn.  Today we caught several browns again, but all we managed to the net were "run backs" that had already spawned.  Hunting big browns is always a challenge, but we are managing to get some nice fish on just about every trip.  I think the big push of spawners up the McCloud Arm came a bit earlier than I had hoped, but fishing is still good and should improve as the spawners complete their mission and head back to the lake to start feeding again!

1st brown of the morning today! Quality Shasta Lake browns readily take a properly presented Shad that has been soaked in Pautzke Bait Co. Fire Brine overnight!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.
Taking advantage of the shaded side of the lake before the sun hits the water is always a good idea when hunting big German Browns.
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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