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Shasta Lake, Elevaton: 1,018.82 ft. Daily Statistics
Wednesday, Oct 18
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
3,258,552 6,512 3,274 0.00 148
Friday, Oct 20
Hi: 60 ° F
Lo: 45 ° F
Today
Chance Rain Showers
Precip: 28%
Tonight
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 13%

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 46-48.5

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished near antlers marina from 930 am to 5pm. Got 16 spots 1 Largemouth (i have a photo of that one and a few spots) and two nice trout accidentally. Spots are bitin in water 15 to 60 feet of water some on bottom some suspended chasing shad. Fish slow in morning , and a little faster come evening time as they seemed to be more active later in the day. Most fish 12 to 14 inches, 13 inch largemouth and one kicker spot 3.5 pounds Caught on a jig on the way up in 50 ft of water. Not a bad day for winter time.
    City: klamath falls

    Tips: Fish slow in the morning and a little faster in the evening . Once the sun goes behind the mountain , then get off the lake....it will be freaking cold by then . Good luck , Tight Lines.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

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    Water Temp: 60.5-63.0

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: morning reaction bite sucked. no keepers on swims, blades or cranks. bite picked up about 11 am, though nothing chasing bait on top. graphed lots of fish and bait in the 18-30 foot range, but the best action was on slow worked jerk baits, light jigs or plastics. Managed just at 10 lbs for best five. Best fish barely over three.
    City: Redding

    Tips: use electronics, find fish and bait, if not ready to bite, move on to other areas and use your graph. come back to areas with bait balls and fish later as sooner or later they do turn on.

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the pit arm oct 20 midday. Limited out real quick drop shotting off the points of coves. Very little action on the top. Seems like most of the fish were 15-20ft deep.

    Fished 6" aarons magic and morning dawn. Seems like aarons caught more fish but morning dawn was catching bigger ones. Most all fish were under 2lbs. easily couldve caught over 50 fish if i stayed on the lake all day.
    City: redding

    Tips: Start upwind from a point, let the wind assist you and troll around the point to the windless side. Work it real slow popping the drop shot down the bank from the point. Make sure to let the qeight hit the bottom and give it a couple seconds before shaking it down again. Fish will be holding just on the other side of the point waiting to ambush.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Shasta Pit arm Oct 19 & 20, friday evening til 2am caught lots of 1.5 spots with only 1 going 2lbs, saturday went further up pit where water temp dropped and did very well with spider grub against the rocks, very few dinks and many 1.5 lbs up to 2.5, fished after dark til 1am and got more, biggest was 4lb 2oz spot, had one break my line that im sure was bigger, nightime bait was mostly brushog and some spinnerbait. Great trip with perfect weather

    Tips: brush hogs and big spinnerbaits at night, spider grubs and some jerkbait daytime

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 68 to 74

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Hello All, I just got back from 3 days fishing Shasta. We fished the Pit arm. I saw lots of shad bait balls back in the coves but not many fish feeding on them. Saturday eve we fished the rock walls just outside of Jones Valley and the bass were feeding like crazy. I threw a white 3" s&p tube bait and killed for an hour and a half. We caught bass as fast as you could cast a land em. Most were typical 1 and a half pounders but some went to 3 lbs. SO MUCH FUN!!!! Get out there and search for those bait balls. When I did't see any we caught them on baby bass sincos, wacky and tight to the banks. Good luck

Monday, September 10th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: On the water early, really slow buzzbait bite with a 5 degree drop in the water temp. Rat bite was slow, caught 2 nothing to brag about. Started to run main lake points and found bait and fish at 30 to 50 feet and tried spooning them with a DUH Spoon. Rick's spoon. Caught over 20 spooning. Look's like the fall spoon bite is getting started. Off the water at 11:00 am
    City: NorCal

    Tips: Move agound until you find them and put it in their face.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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    Water Temp: 79.4

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: On the water again at 4:30 am armed with a black buzzbait with a black lizard trailer and an old school WATSON RAT. Caught a 2lb'er in no time. As it got light enough to see I started to play with the rat. I set up on a maim lake deep water chenk rock point thew the rat up tight and a 6 plus ate it. Moved around to the piers and no reaction bite. Dart head fish on the piers at atout 20 feet. Moved to a isolated rock pile in the middle of nowhere and found bass busting shad on the surface in spurts every ten minutes or so. Pick up my custom painted spook and just murdered them. Last fish of the day was a 5lb even that ate the spook so deep the rear hook was in his or her chrushers. Off at 9:30 am.
    Awesome day.
    City: Nor-cal

    Tips: Get on the water early, look for bass busting shad after daylight. Work the main lake points early tight like on the bank. That bite only lasts no more than an hour.

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: on the water at 4:30am off at 9:30am. Looking for that early reaction bite. 2nd fish was a 3.5 spot on a modified black buzzbait. Caught 6 more in the first hour all weighable spots.Fished steep chunk rock keying on projections, points, and sides of points. Would not eat spooks, blades or rip baits. Found alot of bait and suspended fish on the side of points and no they would not eat an A-Rig. All buzzbaits.
    City: Norcal

    Tips: Stay on the chunk rock and then run shade. Get on the water in the dark and get off early.

    Good Luck

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 80

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went fishing both Sat and Sunday up the pit arm. did well on Sat boating 15 dish and all were over 12 in which is good for me at Shasta. Fishing a Sammy type topwater bait in a white/chartruese color and following with a red worm dropshot rig. Sun. only fished for 2 hrs and boated 3 fish with one dink same pattern.

    Tips: Have fun and enjoy the scenery.

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Does anybody ever post a current fish report on this site any more?
    If not where may I get an accurate lake report for Shasta Lake?
    City: redding

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Thanks for posting about Jerry. His reports were always right on, with plenty of commentary and great information on everything from road and ramp conditions to the where the best hamburger joint could be found. I was sorry when he quit posting and will for sure think of him with the next cast.
    City: Delta

    Tips: Live every day without regret.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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    Water Temp: Low 70's

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Bass fishing at Lake Shasta has still been great for numbers of fish caught. There are still fish in all stages of the spawn as the weather has not been consistent enough for them to really go. Look for them close to shore in the mornings with topwater baits and tubes and later in the day around the tree's with senkos. Look for a mid day crankbait bite in the mudlines once the boat traffic starts getting heavy.
    City: Shasta Lake

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 69.0

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Sunday thru Wednesday. Good top water bite on Zara spook early and late on primary shallow points. Later went to plastics on same and in cover. Biggest 3# spot, 2# smallie.
    City: Redding

    Tips: Windy points best

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 64-65

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at Jones Valley and run up the Pit for a 3 day camping trip. Spent morning trolling for trout at about 15-25 down, 150 feet behind boat. Hooked up 1-2 fish per hour in 80-130 feet of water (on both sides of the channel). Most ranged between 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Caught one about 4 lbs off the bank, off bottom with a Berkley Gulp 4" minnow right at dusk (was a fluke I think). I was hoping to hit a catfish while cooking dinner but this huge trout took the bait. Wife reeled in one and bragged that she caught the biggest fish of the trip.
    Mid-day I threw bushhogs (6" watermelon seed) and 8" brown power worms with lots of 1 lb spots hitting aggresively. At the last hour of the day, switched to Berkley Gulp minnows with no weight and threw into shallows in coves. What a fun time that was. Every cast we would hook a fish. They were fighting over this presentation. A few times the bass would jump out of the water and grab the lure before it hit the water. We were laughing and missing lots of hits. Fun time!
    City: Cottonwood

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: up the pit for 7 days, rented a house boat out of jones valley.( I highly recommend this company I've used them for over 20 years!)shasta clones by the hundreds. we used green tubes and 4" green wennies on 1/8oz jig heads. All bigger fish came on twin tails during the day and spin and buzz baits in the early morning and after the sun went down, we had several 2 1/2lb smallies and plenty 3-lb+ spots.Rock walls and any wood was the ticket.we openned up a few spotted clones one night for dinner, not a female in the bunch! good time had by all. Si
    City: lakeview oregon

Friday, May 11th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Packers Bay and proceeded to a few marinas. Had a few smaller fish on senior but nothing over 1#. Was kicked out of bridge bay but an guard with an attitude problem. Also tried flipping into submerged brush and picked up fish from 1 to 1.25#. Switched to darterhead and that was the ticket. 12 fish from 1.75 to 4 dragging across points and rocks walls. Fish were in less than 12 feet of water.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Bite is easy unless you are looking for keepers. Lots of dinks on senko so moved to jig and brushhog. managed some larger fish in about 10 to 15 feet of water with the largest at 3.5lb. Covered a ton of water and found the best fish off points in the Sac arm.
    Ended the day with 12 keepers, with 9 off jig and 3 off brushhog. Best 5 at maybe 12lb.

    Tips: As you would expect they wanted a bit of movement, so no need to dead stick. Bites were agressive and most of the fish seemed to have spawned out.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 62 to 64

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Lots of fish are being caught around the willow trees on weightless senkos and tubes on 1/8 oz. heads and flukes. Look for a topwater bite first thing in the morning and late afternoons on super spooks and poppers over main and secondary points
    City: Shasta Lake

    Tips: Senkos in Baby Bass, Natural Shad and smoke purple flake. Spooks in okie shad and bone white and poppers in baby bass, bone white and silver blue.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Productive day. Picked up plenty in the 1# range so switched to jigs. Jig fish size improved and started catching in the 2 to 3.5# range. Slow drag darter head was also showing bigger fish off points. Ended the day with 10 fish over 2lb and did not count the clones.

    Tips: As the previous post mentions there are fish to had with slow fall baits on structure. These fish are mostly Shasta clones in the 1# range. For bigger fish try jigs off rocky ledges and points. Best color for me was wtmln red flake and green pumpkin. Darter head was holo shad

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: For those who may have remembered Jerry's postings a few years back,. He passed on May 6th. Jerry loved Shasta Lake and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. At the drop of a hat he would often drop what he was doing to show other fisherman around. He is missed by his family and friends.
    City: Redding

    Tips: Toss a line and catch a big one next time you are out there.