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Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee stacked inside!

This husband, wife team caught some big boys today!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon and found the bite to be a bit on the slow side.  We managed to get limits, but it took longer than I am accostomed to for this time of the year.  The Kokanee are definitley staging up in the Whiskey Creek arm and are biting in the 50-55' foot range.  Orange flies with a spinner blade trailing behind a Wonder Bread Dick Nite Dodger caught a majority of our fish today.  We did pull some Kokanee down in the cold water curtain area, but overall the bite down there has really slowed down.

Hand tied Kokanee spinner fly in orange and pink can be a hot bait this time of the year. Please don't tell anyone though...
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin
The Kokanee are taking on their spawning features, but they are still in great shape!
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.!.php

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