Captain Jeff Goodwin

Captain Jeff Goodwin has been fishing the Pacific Northwest and Northern California waters for over 25 years.  As the owner/operator of Jeff Goodwin Guide Service, he works full time as a year round fishing guide and is able to offer his clients some of the very best fishing trips Northern California has to offer.  Jeff starts his year off fishing for winter steelhead and wild trout on the Sacramento River near Redding, Ca.  As spring approaches, he fishes a short Striped bass season before focusing on the Redding area lakes such as Whiskeytown and Shasta Lake,  By May, the lake fishing springs to life and offers some exceptional fishing for rainbow and brown trout, Kokanee, and landlocked King salmon which lasts through late summer.  As one of the top trout and landlocked salmon guides in the north state, Jeff enjoys a very busy lake fishing schedule which overlaps into the start of the Sacramento River King salmon fishing season which begins for him in mid August.  Jeff will then book the majority of his Sacramento River salmon trips during their peak in September thru October.

Jeff is a studied angler and professional fishing guide with an infinite passion for the sport, most of which stems from fishing with and around some of the best guides in the industry.  From appearing as a guest on the Bill Davis Outdoor radio show in Seattle during the early 90’s, to being a contributor and featured guide on and, Jeff has continued to contribute useful information to the sport of fishing for many years.  Jeff has been a guest speaker at many seminars at Sportsman’s Warehouse and at several private fishing clubs in Northern California. Jeff is always willing to pass along useful information to his audience, respond to email questions, or answer the phone to help out his fellow anglers gain a little more fishing knowledge, hoping to help them become more successful on the water as well.  Jeff considers himself a permanent fixture in the NorCal fishing guide industry and you will certainly continue to see his name pop up for many years to come.

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