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Shasta Lake Bass Fishing Report – January 29, 2015



Lake Conditions:
I got a late start out to Shasta Lake around noon with my friend Randall. The weather was great without a cloud in the sky and a slight breeze. The water temp was 52 degrees when we started and was at 54.5 degrees when we finished around 4:00. Where we were fishing, the water clarity was quite poor, with only about a foot of visibility. The main body is holding quite a bit of debris, so a good eye is helpful.

How we caught Them:
Having fished two tournaments last weekend on Shasta, we knew the big fish were biting. We were on a mission to catch some big girls, so we knew we’d be fishing points. We alternated between Keitech and 7” Ospreys, with the Ospreys being the ticket. We focused on the main body points and most of the fish came shallow between 1 to 5 feet. The fish appeared to come up and feed during these great conditions. Our two best spots were almost 5 lbs each.

Gear we used:
I was throwing my Osprey on a 7’11” heavy fast action St. Croix legend extreme coupled with a Shimano Citica reel with 15lb Seaguar Tatsu fluorocarbon. I threw the Keitech on a 7’3” heavy fast action Dobyns Savvy Series paired with a Shimano Curado reel with 10lb Seaguar Tatsu fluorocarbon.

See you out on the water! Jim Elliot