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Shasta Lake trout fishing going strong!

More brown trout coming to the net this week! We landed two today and lost at least one very big brown.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

After a few days off the water to celebrate Christmas and my 52nd birthday, I was once again blessed with another great day on Shasta Lake.  The weather was amazing and a nice breeze early in the morning produced a great trout bite.  We hooked and landed two great trout within our first 5 minutes after setting lines.  The first few hours of the day were very good and we caught a bunch of bows and browns up to 4 lbs.  Although we hooked and lost the biggest fish of the day around noon, the bite had shut down earlier in the morning and never turned back on.  It was a great day overall and todays crew took home some very nice fish for them to enjoy.  Shasta is showing no signs of slowing down and until we get some storms rolling through, fishing will remain quite good for this time of the year.  Tight lines!

We're starting to see some bigger rainbows in the mix!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin
Fishing with family is a tradition with these three generations of Spelling men!
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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