Shasta was a big zero for us two half days trolling from the surface to 8o' with everything tried. Same with the four hours we spent at Whiskytown. Ive never fished it but finally after years of passing it on our way to Burnt Ranch we tried, it was slow for us. So i figured wed give Almanor a try. Two days saw us go 2 for 8 with a 2.5 rainbow and alot of shortstrikes. I had a plug on one rod but couldnt entice any big fish either Rapala i used. Mini crawlers behind small chrome dodgers was the ticket with dual Gamakatsus #4 on an 8lb Max leader. Thank god crab season is going strong because the Lake fishin was tough.