Lake Shasta Early Summer Fishing Report:
If heading out to Lake Shasta for spotted bass fishing, be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Most fish appear to be out of their spawning stages, with a few here and there that are just now spawning. Most fish were caught between 1ft-25ft of water. Most of these fish were in the 1lb-1.5lb range and were caught by dragging a tube slowly with 8lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon . Mud Pie and Watermelon Red Flake colored tubes produced best results. A few fish were caught dropshotting a 5 inch natural shad worm on 6lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon. Bigger fish were few and far between, and required fishing deeper, and changing up your patterns.
Water temperatures were about 70 degrees in the Main Lake, as well as the Pit and Squaw arms, with The McCloud holding cooler water around 65 degrees. The lake is at almost full capacity with a lout of water coming in, so be careful and watch for floating debris such as wood.
Good Luck “Derrick Hicks’