Captain
Jeff Goodwin

Member since June 2016

Redding, United States

Background
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 www.myoutdoorbuddy.com and www.norcalfishreports.com 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!
Techniques
We fish many different styles for many different species. All equipment and techniques including trolling, drift fishing, back trolling, and casting are designed around our clients skill levels and we are able to coach them into a successful day of catching on the water. My trips are highly instructional, but but designed for pure fishing fun in a no stress environment! All ages and guest skill levels are welcome on my boat! Many days start with an equipment orientation and a bit of instruction as well. I often have clients that start the day barely able to cast past the side of the boat and by days end are casting and catching fish without any assistance at all. Its something I take great pride in watching throughout my day with clients! Everyone ends their trip a better angler, that I can promise. As a master of my craft, I have the confidence to pass along trade secrets and information most guides will not. In fact, many of my clients hire me for that very reason!

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Goodwin

Redding, United States
Background
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 www.myoutdoorbuddy.com and www.norcalfishreports.com 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!
Techniques
We fish many different styles for many different species. All equipment and techniques including trolling, drift fishing, back trolling, and casting are designed around our clients skill levels and we are able to coach them into a successful day of catching on the water. My trips are highly instructional, but but designed for pure fishing fun in a no stress environment! All ages and guest skill levels are welcome on my boat! Many days start with an equipment orientation and a bit of instruction as well. I often have clients that start the day barely able to cast past the side of the boat and by days end are casting and catching fish without any assistance at all. Its something I take great pride in watching throughout my day with clients! Everyone ends their trip a better angler, that I can promise. As a master of my craft, I have the confidence to pass along trade secrets and information most guides will not. In fact, many of my clients hire me for that very reason!

My Charter Listings

Redding
trips from
US$ 185

Fishing Reports

Sacramento River King salmon!!

October 30, 2017

Rob and Jerry are great clients and book several trips a year with me. Jerry had been on 5 salmon fishing trips with other guides and never experienced catching a king salmon. Jerry had said he would not go… Read Full Report →


Now booking Sacramento River steelhead t

October 27, 2017

Great day on the Sacramento River with this great family trip! These guys worked hard all day and it finally paid off! We were off to a slow start, but finished with some great fish and memories to go… Read Full Report →


Now booking Shasta Lake trout fishing

October 20, 2017

We fish Shasta Lake year round (as conditions allow) and find that its, at times, one of the most scenic and productive fisheries in northern California. Although July thru September provides the best fishing, we fins some great trout… Read Full Report →


Sacramento River steelhead/trout fishing

October 20, 2017

Fishing for Sacramento River steelhead trout is fun and exciting! This is a family oriented fishery and is easy for all ages and skill levels. Come out and fish with me in my big comfortable jet boat and catch… Read Full Report →


Now booking Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee!

October 20, 2017

We are now taking bookings for Kokanee salmon fishing on Whiskeytown Lake in northern California. This is a very family friendly trip and is especially well suited for young or inexperienced anglers. Very little skill required and lots of… Read Full Report →


Sacramento River C&R trout fishing!

July 10, 2016

Spin fishing for rainbow trout with ultra light gear is red hot for Sacramento River wild rainbow trout. I am running daily trips out of my 24' Willie river boat and have been drift fishing or back trolling diving… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, October 27, 2017

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 2017

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Jeff Goodwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, 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….

Went fishing on Friday, September 15, 2017

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 2017

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