I still remember going bass fishing at Castaic Lake the first day it was open to the public. It was the mid-seventies, I left straight from high school football practice to sample this much talked about bass fishery. The big talk when it first opened was about the size of the launch ramp. It was the largest ever constructed in the west at that time. Well now the talk is about the tremendous bass population. Castaic Lake for the most part has always been a very good bass lake. It has also always been a bit querky. What I mean is the lake is famous for some really strange and off the wall bass paterns. Mud lines, barrel booms, under spins, and scroungers, just to name a few. This is what makes Castaic Lake so much fun. It is always a challenge. The winter is time for the big swim bait, and scooping live shad to use for bait.
The lake has little or no boat traffic and these two techniques dominate. The spring allows a variety of lures to be super productive. The jig in a brown/purple color and a drop shot are tough to beat. The swim bait is still a major player also. Fish will be up-and-in. Try to focus your efforts in less than 20 feet of water. Summer means “suspend” at Castaic Lake. Keep your eye open for schooling fish in the coves, canyons, and pockets. These bass love to suspend and chase bait(threadfin shad) throughout the summer season. The under spins, and scroungers do the real damage.
Fall can produce lots of fish on the drop shot worm. The best color year round is ” Arron’s magic”. Fish it on 8lb. test line, with a 3/16 oz. Bakudan drop shot weight. I hope these few tips will help. Let me know if you have any questions about fishing Castaic, or would like to book a guided fishing trip.
Recent Catches at Lake Casitas
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/25//2018 –
Well we battled through dropping water levels and a full moon this week and fished every single day this week and had countless pictures but without question the fishing has tightened up Castaic Lake Castaic California. Here’s our great friend Alex with just a couple of fish from his 50 fish day Castaic Lake. Call or text us at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/18//2018 –
Let me start with this is the best fishing that I’ve seen in quite a few years. Our clients are catching 50-90 bass during the course of a fishing day Castaic Lake in Castaic California. Some of our clients are catching so many fish they are telling us they would like to go home a bit early… Here is our great friend and longtime guide client Luke Fitzpatrick with a 6 1/4 pound largemouth bass… one of countless fish that he caught this morning. Interested in catching 40 to 50 fish a day? Call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/16//2018 –
This is Alex Bollinger who has fished with me on at least 40 fishing guide trips in Southern California. His hands full of Castaic Lake stripe bass. All of these fish were taken on topwater then we netted a full scoop of live shad and caught 40 largemouth bass in less than an hour and a half. We are absolutely booked solid we will do our very best to get you Involved in the action. This will last as long as the warm weather continues. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/14//2018 –
Well the fantastic fishing continues Castaic lake Castaic California. This is Owen this morning as we ran into a bunch of open water striped bass and went to work with a topwater bait as our mascot Bronny looks on with approval. Mid morning caught 20 largemouth bass in quick order on live shad and had the boat on the trailer by 12 noon. We are fishing every day and we start at 7 AM each morning. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip and getting involved the action can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/11//2018 –
This is my great friend Russ on the second day of a two day fishing guide trip. He fished the first day at Lake Casitas Ventura California and today Castaic Lake in Castaic California. So happy for him with this beautiful 12 pound striped bass. We caught lots and lots of fish today on live shad as the fantastic fishing continues Castaic Lake. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Stripe bass. Anglers interested in getting involved in the action call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/07//2018 –
This is Joshua and he’s 10 years old. He and his father Kevin have fished with me many times and the fishing was absolutely wide open Castaic Lake in Castaic California. We had 60-70 fish today. We got done fishing at 1:30 PM. Had over 60 largemouth, a handful of smallmouth and this big striped bass. Fishing is without question the best it’s been in five or six years. Anglers interested in getting involved in the action can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Castaic Lake Fishing Guide 10/05//2018 –