Redding – The bass bite is a little tough right now at Shasta lake right according to Andrew with Phil’s Props. He says, “If you targeting bass fish 20-40 ft of water with soft plastics baits with worms being the most consistent. Small swimbaits, spinner baits, and crank bait in shad pattern are also producing fish.”
If you are in search of trout fish the top 45 ft with a Kastmaster, speedy shiner, or wiggle hoochie. Overall, that bite has been slow as well since the water temperatures are hovering around the low 50’s but Andrew thinks if we get some rain it will help out the bite.
Robert Hower, avid fisherman, suggests fishing the main body of Shasta Lake. He has been catching an average of 5-15 fish a day with some browns in the mix ranging in size from 1-lbs. Your best bet is in the early morning and then the bit slows down throughout the day. Trolling spoons has been the most consistent way to get a bite