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Shasta Lake

Rating - Good   

Friday, Feb 03 2023
The lake is in great shape considering the really wet weather patterns we saw in January. The top ends of the lake arms are pretty dirty but not unfishable. The lower end of the lake is mostly green with a hint of turbidity this week. Floating debris is a factor but only in small sections of the lake. Water temps are hovering between 47-48 degrees and I've seen 43 degree water up high in the lake arms. There's a lot of bait (Shad) in the lower lake. Trolling stick baits with down riggers and side planners are finding success for rainbows and browns the lake. More and more browns are being caught now and it will only get more consistent as we get into the late Feb-March timeframe. We only have a few months left before the spring/summer trout and salmon fishing begins so lets enjoy our winter fishing conditions before they are gone again until late fall.




Friday, Feb 03 2023



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Bass fishing remains the best bet in the main body and upper areas of the lake. Fish are being taken on top water lures and finesse plastics. Trout action is fair in deep waters of Digger Bay and in the dam area.

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Shasta Lake


Rating - Good

The lake is in great shape considering the really wet weather patterns we saw in January. The top ends of the lake arms are pretty dirty but not unfishable. The lower end of the lake is mostly green with a hint of turbidity this week. Floating debris is a factor but only in small sections of the lake. Water temps are hovering between 47-48 degrees and I've seen 43 degree water up high in the lake arms. There's a lot of bait (Shad) in the lower lake. Trolling stick baits with down riggers and side planners are finding success for rainbows and browns the lake. More and more browns are being caught now and it will only get more consistent as we get into the late Feb-March timeframe. We only have a few months left before the spring/summer trout and salmon fishing begins so lets enjoy our winter fishing conditions before they are gone again until late fall.


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