Lake Casitas opened to fishing in the late 50’s, and what a great producer it has been! There are many reasons why I feel that Lake Casitas is one of the finest bass fishing lakes in America.
First, it’s a “no body contact” lake, meaning no swimming, water skiing, or jet skiing. This keeps the crowds and noise down. I am 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. I can count on one hand how many days I have had to cancel due to wind. With over thirty miles of shoreline, there’s a lot of room to fish. The combination of all these elements make Lake Casitas my #1 choice.
Lake Casitas is “FULL” of fish. It is most famous for it’s “double digit” bass. Two of the top 15 largest bass ever caught have come from this Ventura County impoundment. What is overlooked is the huge population of 2 to 5 pound bass. I customize each day for my clients. We target what your needs are, and we discuss this before each fishing day.
Fishing can be very good year round. However, we have 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. You can fish the topwater bait all day long. It’s an exciting, visual way of fishing and the great thing is that a 10 plus pound fish can hit your bait at any time. For those who bring friends and children, we still have excellent live bait fishing with the netted shad.
Recent Catches at Lake Casitas
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 09/18/2017 – Here is Michael fishing with his father Bob who is visiting from the Massachusetts area and they have their hands full of 4 to 6 pound Lake Casitas largemouth bass. Both of them caught their personal best today as we had tremendous fishing with live shad fished on 6 pound test line. Lots of fish and hardly anyone on the water Southern California’s best kept secret Lake Casitas! If you’re interested in getting involved with the fantastic fishing call or text me at 818-439-1154. We are open seven days a week and supply all the rods, reels and tackle you will need for the day. Book your fishing trip and we take care of the rest 🙂
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide Service – 09/13/2017 – Here is James this morning with a 20 pound plus bag in his hands topped off by a 6 pounder. An absolutely fantastic picture with so much excitement. All of these fish were taken flylining live shad on 6 pound test line. It’s September and we have some of the best fishing in the Southland. Anglers interested in fishing live shad and catching lots of big fish can call or text me at 818-439-1154. Lake Casitas is the place to be and we have a few openings anglers can also go to www.richtauberfishing.com click the book online button and purchase their trip right now.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide Service – 09/10/2017 – Here is Dave fishing with his 13-year-old son Truman this morning at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Boy we caught lots of fish and what’s great is we have live shad in the tank so we get that great mix of fishing shad and plastic worms. Probably caught six or seven on live shad and the rest on plastic worms really fun fishing. Anglers interested in booking a trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide Service – 09/06/2017 – This is Horace who is just 10 years of age sharing this fantastic moment with his father this morning at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Horace told me when he got in the boat he has never caught a fish in his life and the excitement when he caught this fish was something that will last a lifetime. Anglers interested in booking a fishing charter in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154. Or you can go to www.richtauberfishing.com and click the book online button and purchase your trip right away.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide Service – 09/04/2017 – This is Kimberly fishing with her husband Dave with big huge smiles so much fun this 2017 Labor Day morning. Netted 50 pieces of 4 inch shad this morning and had fantastic fishing in less than 5 feet of water with 6 pound test line pitching the shad into small pockets really a fun way to fish. Beautiful cool temperatures today and anglers interested in booking their trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
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