Jim Riley

Shasta Lake, CA

Lake Shasta in years past has always meant two things: Spotted bass and finesse plastics.

Then the FLW EverStart occurred last week, yet again proving no body of water seems immune to the productivity of the Alabama rig.

Only time will tell if what occurred at Shasta will happen elsewhere this season (though word is it already has in jackpot tournaments). However, Shasta has long been one of the best spotted bass fisheries in the country; a fishery with unique patterns that hone the top finesse anglers.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the best anglers as Shasta since 2000 by clicking the Lakes tab.

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