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 – 11/22/2017 – On the left is Bill with his son Parker who is 16 years of age visiting from Minneapolis Minnesota holding a beautiful 7 pound Lake Casitas monster. Drop shot plastic worm did the trick. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip at Castaic Lake in Castaic California or Lake Casitas in Ventura California and call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 11/14/2017 – Just a classic moment this morning as a young girl gets to share a great moment with her family with her first ever largemouth bass at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Whether you’re a professional looking for a fishing trip or a family looking for a big outing to celebrate the holidays we are always here to help. We have lots of boats to choose from and we can handle most any situation that fits your needs. Whether it be freshwater or saltwater fishing we are here to help. Interested in booking a fishing trip for the holidays call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 11/01/2017 – Here is Drew visiting from Las Vegas Nevada who is a photographer for the World Series of Poker and got a day off and decided he would like to spend a day bass fishing at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Fishing is a very tough as most of you know and we worked really hard here is his best fish of the day at 2 1/2 pound largemouth and his first ever on a drop shot plastic worm. We are currently running striped bass fishing trips at Castaic Lake in Castaic California and also we are always here to take you largemouth fishing at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Anglers can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
RTF Major League Fishing “Casitas Cup” 10/28/2017 Results
The top three in the first ever major-league fishing event ever held at Lake Casitas. To the left is 2017 Eric Elshere Memorial cup champion Ken Vanderburg as he led most of the day but settled in at third place catching 8 keeper bass and a fantastic third-place finish. To the right is deepwater superstar Cody Kurz as he took the lead around lunchtime when he ran into a large school of deep water fish on a jigging spoon and looked like he had victory in hand. Cody fished like an absolute warrior and congratulations on the second place finish. In the middle is 2017 RTF Casitas Cup champion Fred Klinshaw! Around 1:30 in the afternoon made the crucial decision to pick up a buzzbait in less than 1 foot of water and caught three quality bass in the 2 to 4 pound range on consecutive casts! Then with just five minutes left in the event Fred caught his final keeper a 1.9 pound bass that pushed him past Cody Kurz for the victory in the last few minutes of this event. I have run tournaments at Lake Casitas now for eight years and I have never been involved in anything so exciting. The ability for the anglers to catch as many fish as they can and come back from any deficit no matter how far makes this an experience that just cannot be duplicated. I’m still excited about it as I speak this morning and I want to thank all of my true soldiers that showed up and were willing to try something new and expand our horizons at RTF. Thanks to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart and I really look forward to our second event in spring of 2018.
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 10/28/2017 – Here is Eli fishing with his father Fidel sharing a great moment at Lake Casitas this morning. They had not been fishing together in almost 20 years so it was a special day for both of them. Eli caught eight fish yesterday topped off by this beautiful 3 pound largemouth. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip at Castaic lake in Castaic California or Lake Casitas in Ventura California and call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 10/27/2017 – Here is Anthony he contacted me about a week ago and was so enthusiastic, basically this is his first year of bass fishing. Got himself a boat and wants to learn more about the sport. Here he is with a beautiful 4 1/2 pound Lake Casitas largemouth bass! Great to meet people like Anthony that have this great passion for this wonderful support. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip at Castaic lake in Castaic California, or Lake Casitas in Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
Lake Casitas Bass Fishing Guide Service – 10/15/2017 – Here is Hunter fishing with his father this morning with me at Lake Casitas in Ventura California. Crankbait was the hot ticket… in particular the Zip B-Switcher 4.0 in that famous “Muddy White” color. Water temperature was 69° and there is still a little bit of grass left in the water so the shallow water fishing remains consistent. Anglers interested in booking a trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154 or go directly to our website www.richtauberfishing.com click the book online button and purchase your trip right away.
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