Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service

2857 Foxglove Lane
Redding CA, United States

Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service are a premier Northern California fishing guide service that operate full time and year round, and guide clients on various NorCal lakes and rivers, all of which hold some of the finest fishing opportunities on the West Coast. They consistently provide their clients with unforgettable fishing experiences, and to ensure maximum success, they organize trips during peak periods of the fishing seasons.

Based out of Redding, California, you will have the opportunity to fish on Shasta and Whiskeytown Lakes for Bass, Kokanee Salmon, and Rainbow Trout, as well as on the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers for King Salmon, when in season and water conditions allow.

Their specially designed 2014 24’ Willie Fuzion boat is a very safe and reliable vessel that provides both comfort and a stable fishing platform for up to six anglers. It comes powered by twin 225HP Mercury Optimax engines, which can take it up to speeds of 35 knots, and is equipped with GPS, Lowrance HDS-9 fishfinder, Scotty downriggers, live bait tank, as well as a wireless trolling motor and anchoring system to maneuver you into any shallow hot spots. 

Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service specialize in various techniques using the highest-quality equipment that is available. Their full day trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, bottled water, and also offer cleaning and filleting of your catch to take home at the end of the day. Don’t forget to organize a California fishing license, while a Salmon/Steelhead report card is necessary when fishing the Klamath River.

The crew would like to invite you to come share their amazing fisheries with them - your trip will likely be more than you could have imagined!

Jeff Goodwin’s Guide Service are a premier Northern California fishing guide service that operate full time and year round, and guide clients on various NorCal lakes and rivers, all of which hold some of the finest fishing opportunities on the West

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - King Salmon
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 200 per person, 2 persons minimum
  • Full Day Trip - Lake
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 175 per person, 2 persons minimum
  • Full Day Trip - Rainbow Trout
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 175 per person, 2 persons minimum

About this listing

Boat Specs

Willie Boats Inc. (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Sacramento, Feather, Klamath
Lake Fishing
Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Trinity Lake
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Lowrance HDS12
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Lowrance HDS12
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Child life vests not available
You Keep Catch
2 Salmon, 5 Trout, 5 Kokanee Salmon
Catch and Release Allowed
Anglers preference

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jeff Goodwin
Redding, California, United States
Member since June 2016
I have been fishing western lakes and rivers since childhood. I started recreational fishing from a boat in 1987. As I became proficient at handling a boat and as a fisherman, I began to take people out fishing for fun. I enjoyed watching people catching fish so much I pursued guiding as a career. I love my job and the people I get to spend a day on the water with! My reputation as one of the top guides in Northern California has its benefits. I've worked hard for it and the fishing industry has taken notice. I am a Pro Staffer for some of the top companies in the fishing industry, like Shimano, G.Loomis, Pautzke Bait Co., Dick Nite Spoons, and many more. Writing reports and fishing related articles for and allows me to reach a huge angler audience and helps me to further penetrate the northern California fishing guide market. I am a permanent fixture in the guide industry here and your top choice for a fun day of fishing!
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished December 23, 2017
Jeff Goodwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 3, 2018

Thank you for coming out to fish with me on Shasta Lake Mark and Anders!  You guys did a great job landing some beautiful fish and I enjoyed your company!

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Met Jeff on time at Rooster’s landing, went to Barge hole and below.  Fishing was slow all morning, but Jeff is a really nice guy, very informative (being taught about salmon was something I really wanted), knows his business extremely well, and is a patient, persistent guide.  We hit fish in the last hour of our trip, one salmon and two steelhead, because our guide was persistent!!  It was a great day on the water and catching the fish was the icing on the cake.  We had a fantastic day, definitely 5 star across the board and will fish with Jeff again next year. One hell of an experience—thanks, jeff

Fished October 27, 2017
Jeff Goodwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 6, 2017

Thank you so much for choosing to Fish with me Phil!  You and your boys were a pleasure to have on my boat and I appreciate your relentless efforts to stay in the game even after a slow morning!  Your positive attitude is the reason we were able to finish the day with some Salmon and Steelhead in the Fish box.  You guys are always welcome back on my boat!  Tight lines,  Capt. Jeff….

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Mr. Cox was professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very fun to hang out with. He is a true advocate of the outdoor world. I plan on booking him next year for a drift boat day…

Fished September 15, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Shasta Lake German Brown trout!

December 30, 2017

Shasta Lake is kicking out some great German Browns and rainbow trout. We're catching fish every trip and the weather has been amazing! Come see what Shasta Lake has to offer! We fish Shasta year round and have high… Read Full Report →