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Whiskeytown Kokanee bite continues.

Todays limits were nothing short of impressive. These Kokanee salmon are pushing 3 pounds and they will just be getting bigger until they get ready to spawn in November.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin.

by Jeff Goodwin

I fished a blustery Whiskeytown Lake this morning and had limits by 9:00 am.  The bite was steady and there are now a lot of Kokanee inside of the Whiskey Creek arm.  The 299 bridge was absolutely stacked with Kokanee and they are mostly suspended in the shadow line when the sun comes up.  As has been the case all summer, only certain baits work on any given day so you have to show them your tackle box most days before you find the hot bait.  All the fish we caught today were at 53-55' feet.  The Kokanee are absolutely beautiful and are hands down the best in the state this season.  I'm telling my clients this is my best season ever on Whiskeytown and with the exception of a few days, we've had limits just about every trip.   

First Kokanee of the morning!
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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