There is great fishing on Shasta Lake! Shasta Lake is California’s largest constructed lake, with 365 miles of beautiful shoreline surrounded by forest. The Department of Fish & Game plant 50,000 fish a year on average, providing anglers with many fish and lots of fun!
Adding to the native stock of Rainbow trout, California Fish and Game began stocking Shasta lake with game fish to offer a wide variety of options. Trout: Rainbow, Brown and Kamloops; Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted; Catfish: Channel and Bullhead. The lake also has Sturgeon and land-locked King Salmon.
During the summer months, Shasta is the hottest bass fishing lake in the State. Anglers can practice an array of fishing strategies as they fish for Florida-hybrid Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted bass.
To fish on Shasta Lake a license is required for all persons 16 years and older. Visit the California Department of Fish and Game to learn about requirements and fees.
Visit Shasta Lake Fishing for up-to-date fishing reports, fishing equipment, and how to find fishing guides in the area. For a great local guide, we recommend Bob Tellas at The Reel Thing—he’s awesome! Give him a call at (530) 238-9782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.