Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake is a large reservoir full of large fish, when trolling Shasta Lake you can expect to catch Rainbow trout, brown trout, landlocked King Salmon, and multiple bass species.  Shasta Lake is an extremely productive fishery that has great average size trout and there’s always the possibility of catching a trophy size rainbow or brown. We like to target these fish by trolling with dodgers or mooching with small spoons. We also target the multiple bass species specifically with finesse tactics as well as live bait, if requested.  Shasta Lake has 365 miles of shoreline as well as 30,000 acres of surface area.  This lake with its many tributaries support an incredible wild population of Rainbow and Brown Trout.  Additionally, an aggressive hatchery program bolsters the already abundant wild trout population with thousands of hatchery rainbows every year.  This makes Shasta Lake a great place to come to catch a limit of trout for the dinner table. Spotted Bass are prolific and do very well in Shasta Lake. They’re flakey white meat is perfect for fish tacos.  We can pick you up from your vacation rental or houseboat rental anywhere on the lake and drop you off after your outing.

Equipment List

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Dress in layers check the weather before packing.  Being ill prepared for the weather can make a trip out uncomfortable.
  • Don't forget your HarvestWild hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 
  • Camera or smartphone 
  • Ice chest large enough for your catch
  • Life jackets that fit children under 12 are mandatory

Cost

$180 Per Person - 3 Person Minimum

 

 

 

Trinity Lake

A picturesque lake set at the footsteps of the Trinity Alps Wilderness.  This gem of a reservoir is both scenic and productive with Kokanee Salmon, Landlocked King Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout.  There is ample opportunity to catch fish trolling. Trinity Lake holds the state record for Landlocked King Salmon weighing just over 20 pounds.  The King Salmon were put in Trinity Lake to keep the incredible prolific and naturally reproducing Kokanee Salmon numbers down a bit so they could reach a larger size. It worked, and has bolstered the fishing opportunity to include hard pulling King Salmon.  Add a warm water fishery of Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass and you’ve truly created a year-round fishing lake. The very healthy Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass population will be targeted primarily with finesse style tactics. Trinity Lake fishes its best trolling from June through October.  We will mainly target Kokanee, Landlocked King Salmon and Kokanee Salmon. This lake is generally quiet and it sits among a beautiful landscape with the Trinity Alps towering above. This is a great destination to consider when planning your next outing. 

Equipment List

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Dress in layers-check the weather before packing.  Being ill prepared for the weather can make a trip out uncomfortable.
  • Don't forget your HarvestWild hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 
  • Camera or smartphone 
  • Ice chest large enough for your catch
  • Life jackets that fit children under 12 are mandatory

Cost

$180 Per Person - 3 Person Minimum

 
 

 

Keswick Reservoir

Keswick reservoir was built in the 1960s to control the flow out of Shasta Dam into the Sacramento River. Shasta Dam, being a power generating dam has irregular flows that increase and decrease as power demands change. This makes fishing Keswick lake challenging for new comers and those that don’t experience much success move onto fisheries with more predictable conditions. This gives full-time fishing guides that have mastered the fishery, like HarvestWild, a wonderful location to hide from the crowds and get in some fantastic fishing. There are trout in this reservoir that exceed 10 pounds, average trout are 12 to 18 inches and 20-26 inches can be expected on a semi-regular basis. Keswick Reservoir has features much like a spring creek near Shasta Dam where its moderate flow is great for back trolling.   The lower portion has very little current near Keswick Dam and though there is little flow trolling is only affective against the current.  The lower portion of the lake we generally fish with downrigger’s. This is an awesome place to spend the day fishing.

Equipment List

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Dress in layers check the weather before packing.  Being ill prepared for the weather can make a trip out uncomfortable.
  • Don't forget your HarvestWild hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Ice chest large enough for your catch
  • Life jackets that fit children under 12 are mandatory

Cost

$180 Per Person - 3 Person Minimum

 

 

Iron Canyon Reservoir

Iron Canyon Reservoir is surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.  It has a water surface area of 510 acres.  It is a thick wooded area nearly 25 miles north of Big Bend.  Its remote nature keeps the crowds at bay while the clear, blue water offers a scenic fishing opportunity.  The fish that reside here are Rainbow and Brown Trout.  This reservoir does get planted with trout throughout the year by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  This is a great destination for small groups to troll or fish spoons.  The lake level fluctuates dramatically so the boat ramp can be an issue.  Check in with us to see if this lake will be an option for your upcoming trip.   

Equipment List

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Dress in layers check the weather before packing.  Being ill prepared for the weather can make a trip out uncomfortable.
  • Don't forget your HarvestWild hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 
  • Camera or smartphone 
  • Ice chest large enough for your catch
  • Life jackets that fit children under 12 are mandatory

Cost

$180 Per Person - 3 Person Minimum

 

 

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