Whiskeytown Lake is a lake in Shasta County in northwestern California, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Redding. The lake is in the Whiskeytown Unit of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. It has a capacity of 241,100 acre feet (297,000,000 m³) and is formed by Whiskeytown Dam on Clear Creek. Additional water comes from Lewiston Reservoir, supplied by the Trinity River, by the Clear Creek Tunnel, which comes from the bottom of Trinity Lake. Before entering the lake, the water generates hydroelectricity at the 154 MW Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse. Whiskey Creek also empties into the lake. A large portion of the lake's water leaves through the Spring Creek Tunnel, which delivers the water to the 180-MW Spring Creek Powerhouse, whose tailrace empties into Keswick Reservoir. The 117-MW Keswick Powerhouse at Keswick Dam empties into the Sacramento River. Fishing opportunities include rainbow and brown trout; largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass; and kokanee salmon. Whiskeytown is favored by locals because of the 30-foot (9.1 m) visibility of its waters, and wildlife that surround the lake. There are numerous breeding pairs of bald eagles that nest on the lake's shores. Sharing the habitat are black bears, mountain lions, blacktail deer, turtles and racoons, among other wild life. It is mandated that the lake be at full capacity by Memorial Day, and remain full until Labor Day.
18" Suckerfish caught with a orange & black plug.
20.5" 1.75 lbs. Rainbow Trout. Caught top-water trolling a Rapala lure.
16" Salmon at 40ft & 14" 1 lbs rainbow at 35 ft.
17.5" salmon 50-60 ft down. 2+ lbs.
14" Trout Caught trolling Shallow with a Bright Bass Plug by the dam. The fish was tagged....I released it and submitted the data to fish and game. $10 fish tag, yeah!
My 5 yr. old boy caught a small trout on powerbait while shore fishing with his spongebob sqarepants pole.
Kokane are coming in at around 15 to 16 inches. Try using UV Sling Blades pulling an UV Apex.
22 ft down with a downrigger. 15 in rainbow.
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Video of angler catching a walleye in the throat of a northern pike.
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