Whiskeytown Lake

Shasta - California

  • 26 catches


  • 1 spots

Located in hills of brush and mixed forest, with a fluctuating water level, fed from Lewiston Reservoir on the Trinity River. Whiskeytown Lake has a bare shoreline and is very hot in Summer. Watch for poison oak and rattlesnakes. Marina, bait & tackle,...

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Whiskeytown Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: Kokanee Salmon

    Kokanee limits!

  2. Just a day out at the lake. Grabbed my brothers ugly stick outta the boat and tied on the only lure that made sense and despite everyones nay saying caught a fish ...more in the middle of a wake infested cove, off of the point.

    11 oz. 10 in. Smallmouth Bass with a 2" Rapala Lipless Baby Bass

    1. Mike Dees 0
      Good job
  3. Details: Kokanee Salmon

    1. King_Fisher 0
      That's and awesome way of trolling!
    2. Antman33 0
      Nice fish u Going to eat it?
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  4. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a Dodger with 12 ft leader and night crawler

    Trying out the Jackson Kilroy fishing kayak! Awesome kayak and very comfortable. Definitely upgrading to this model. Highly recommend

    1. King_Fisher 0
      Nice let us know what you think!
  5. Trolling whiskey creek under the power lines.

    Kokanee with a Kok-a-nut orange

  6. Just playing around teaching my daughter to fish and she ended up catching her first fish. Don't know the exact species we just call them squaw fish only thing ...more they are good for is a fun fight.

    1. Matt K 0
      Thanks. It's a pikeminnow just checked it out.
    2. Chuck LaBruna 0
      Congrats to your little daughter! Hope this keeps here interested! Squawfish is a nickname for Pikeminnow. Hard to really see in the pic, so look up Pikeminnow on ...more Google Images and see if it's a match
    3. Tripp Cave 0
      Do you have a close up picture of the fish
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  7. Details: Spotted Bass with a Purple sinko w/red hook wacky rig. Fishing man made structures

    Fishing was tough but I managed to land this 4 lb spot.The calm conditions made the bass very leery and less apt to bite. The trick is to be as stealth as possible.

    1. Chris Jensen 0
      Nice fish man!
    2. csanderson 0
      Like the name of the town, sounds like a good place to visit
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