Rich Tauber Lake Casitas Fishing Guide
Lake Casitas opened to fishing in the late 50’s, and what a great producer it has been! As a result, we started our Lake Casitas Fishing Guide service in 1977. There are many reasons why we feel that Lake Casitas is one of the finest bass fishing lakes in America.
First, it’s a “no body contact” lake, therefore, no swimming, water skiing, or jet skiing. As a result, this keeps the crowds and noise down. By all means, we our a big believer that half the enjoyment of the fishing day is about a beautiful, peaceful setting. And Lake Casitas delivers. For the most part, we have little or no wind each morning, and light onshore breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean every afternoon. In fact, we can count on one hand how many days we have had to cancel due to wind. With over thirty miles of shoreline, there’s a lot of room to fish. Accordingly, the combination of all these elements make Lake Casitas our #1 choice.
Big Bass in Lake Casitas
Lake Casitas is “FULL” of fish and is most famous for it’s “double digit” bass. As a matter of fact, two of the top 15 largest bass ever caught have come from this Ventura County impoundment. Consequently, what is overlooked is the huge population of 2 to 5 pound bass. we customize each day for my clients. In addition, we target what your needs are, and we discuss this before each fishing day.
Fishing can be very good year round. However, there two times of the year that are most famous, Winter and Spring. Winter is “BIG FISH” time at Lake Casitas, and there are two basic approaches for this time of year. Those being: to fish the big swimbaits for a monster, and scooping live shad for huge numbers of fish. The Spring is “prime time” and two techniques dominate. Site fishing for a giant, and once again fishing the live shad for lots of catch and release fun.
The summer and fall is topwater time and as a result, anglers can fish the topwater bait all day long. In other words, it’s an exciting, visual way of fishing and the great thing is that a 10 plus pound fish can hit the bait at any time. For those who bring friends and children, it should be noted, we still have excellent live bait fishing with the netted shad.
Where to Fish on Lake Casitas
Bass fishermen work the areas of the lake where there are sharp drop-offs. Especially good places are around Main Island and around the numerous points. Likewise, anglers also do well all along the eastern shore. In addition, the Coyote Creek area is known for its good bass fishing too.
From the shore, anglers do well catching trout near campgrounds, especially by Mallard and Grebe Campgrounds. Likewise, trolling for trout can be rewarding in the deep water between Main Island and the western shore all the way down to the dam. When they open in June, Grindstone Canyon Cove and Indian Mesa Cove are always good fishing spots.
Recent Catches at Lake Casitas
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 03/19/2019 –
Wow they really started biting today! Water temperatures touched 65 to 66°. Caught lots and lots of fish. We’re super busy and keeping everyone at Rich Tauber Fishing busy. We’re doing 3-5 fishing trips a day. Anglers interested in getting involved in the red hot action Lake Casitas in Ventura California can call or text me 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 03/17/2019 –
Here is a great picture from this morning Fidel fishing with his son Elijah Lake Casitas. Absolutely beautiful weather and fish in shallow water. We are busy with clients every day this week so we will keep you updated on the water temperature and fish movement. We have lots of boats to choose from and can take anywhere from 1 to 9 people fishing depending on the group that works for you. Anglers interested in arranging a fishing charter here in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 03/14/2019 –
Here’s a great picture from this morning Lake Casitas Ventura California. My long time friend and client Jerry Berman caught some beautiful black crappie this morning. Seems like quite a few of these prized species have moved into shallow after so we will keep you posted. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 03/051/2019 –
Had to share this great picture from last night this is Richard and his son Cameron visiting from Bakersfield California. Their first shot at Lake Casitas Ventura California. We caught all of these fish in less than 4 feet of water. Things are about to get really interesting! Water touched 61° in the afternoon and we’re getting ready for a absolutely fantastic season. Off to the Fred Hall Long Beach Fishing Tackle show tomorrow. Look forward to seeing you there if you have any questions or would like to book a fishing trip call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 03/02/2019 –
Here is Michael McCarthy fishing with me this morning with two beautiful lake Casitas largemouth bass. The Lake has come up 18 vertical feet since January 1. Water temperature is 58° and the water is still charging into the lake from all the rain over the past few days. Absolutely beautiful with brush and cover in the water everywhere. Anglers interested in booking their bass fishing guide trip Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 02/23/2019 –
Here is Bob fishing with his son Erik today Lake Casitas Ventura California. The water temperature is 55° and there’s snow on the mountain top, it’s not super easy. We did pick away at it and all of these fish were caught in less than 5 feet of water in a spawning area. We’re super close to the lake breaking loose. Lake Casitas is famous for being the first lake in Southern California to go wide open. Keep watching….10-15 days things get Olympic! Anglers interested in booking that fantastic spring time fishing trip and call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 02/03/2019 –
Here is Sam who is fishing with his great friend Ben and they were visiting from Bath, England. They own a fantastic music store in the UK and also love to fish. They had one day off where they were able to visit Lake Casitas and here is a beautiful fish from our trip. We’ve had some super wet weather over the weekend. We’re looking for a few opportunities next week to sneak out when the weather is nice. Anglers interested in booking their spring time bass fishing trip Lake Casitas Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 01/24/2019 –
Here is Yuki visiting from Japan. A fantastic Japanese bass angler visiting California and had one day to go fishing before he had to get back on a plane for Tokyo. Great spending the day with his father and best friend. Big smile as he shows off his first ever California largemouth bass. We will be back at work tomorrow morning anglers interested in booking a wintertime guide trip to Lake Casitas can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 01/22/2019 –
Just got off the water this evening and this is Ken with another quality Lake Casitas largemouth bass. Boy we’ve been fishing basically every day and it is not easy at all. Really working hard scratching away at getting some type of pattern together this winter. With water still running into Lake Casitas the lake has come up about 5 vertical feet in the last 30 days. We have a nice band of weather in front of us under so anglers looking to get out and do some bass fishing this winter can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide 01/10/2019 –
Great picture of a couple of really nice big black Crappie Lake Casitas Ventura California. We’ve had a pretty good winter catching these prized fish. All signs point to a very good spring of crappie fishing. We’re not catching the crappie every day but every now and then we come across a spot and pick away at em. Water temperature holding steady at 57° today. Anglers is interested in booking their fishing trip Lake Casitas Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
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