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Shasta Lake trout bite still going strong!

This 5.25 pound Shasta Lake rainbow was as nice as they come. It was an epic battle after this fish took 200' feet of line, but as you can see, it lost...
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today I had a group on Shasta Lake and we were fishing for trout.  The early bite was slow, but things picked up around 8:00 am.  By 11:00 we had limits of healthy, fat rainbows.  The bait has scattered and so have the trout.  After trolling around a bit near Bridge Bay, we finally started marking some good numbers of fish and we found the bite at 105-110' feet.  The standard Sling Blade, Humdinger combo worked well again today.  I did have a chance to try some new gear and we did pretty darn well as expected.  Things on Shasta are going to tighten up a bit by the end of the month so if your looking for some good action, now is the time to get out there.

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)!.php

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