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 Guides Report 05/21/2019 –
Well if you just stay after it good things are bound to happen. Here is Tom this morning visiting from Ohio as he struggles to hold up 4 Lake Casitas largemouth bass totaling 22 pounds! His big bass pushed the scales to 7 1/2 pounds. Actually got a tip from one of the guides that works at our company and it paid off big time. We’re starting to see some movement and some beautiful clear water in some portions of the lake. Things may be getting ready to takeoff! Anglers interested in getting involved in the newfound action at Lake Casitas Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 05/16/2019 –
We had clients all week here from Japan and the tough fishing continues. It’s really been a grind and most of it’s been shallow water reaction fishing on a variety of crank baits. Very little boat traffic on the lake and we’re looking for things to hopefully improve next week. Anglers interested in booking their bass fishing guide trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/21/2019 –
Here is Dyllon fishing with his great friend Juan this morning Lake Casitas Ventura California. Fishing once again went double tough on us this week. Myself and all of my guides worked very hard with limited results throughout the week. We’re hoping we get a good fresh crack at it again tomorrow morning. Anglers interested in booking their fishing trip we offer full day and half-day fishing trip’s and have a large variety of boats to pick from. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/21/2019 –
Just got off the water and thought I would share this picture and wish all of our clients at Rich Tauber Fishing a Happy Happy Easter! Seth Harris and Jason Castillo with their hands absolutely loaded down with 3-7 pound largemouth bass Lake Casitas today. Largest fish weighed 7.12 pounds. Way to go guys great way to celebrate the holiday! Again, if you would like to go fishing with us you can book your fishing trip at www.richtauberfishing.com or call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/19/2019 –
What a difference a day can make! Today we netted our first tank of live threadfin shad of the year. Absolutely wide open fishing on 3 to 5 pound largemouth bass. Caught and released so many fish it was crazy. Here is Ben as he holds up a solid 20 pound stringer of largemouth bass. Interested in getting involved in the wide open fishing call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/15/2019 –
Fishing definitely got tough for us at Lake Casitas Ventura California. The first part of the week we had some very heavy winds and the water temperature dropped about 5°. Since then things tightened up. I have not netted any shad yet but we have our eyes open. It’s definitely going to be our next big progression as we move into the next week or so. Water temperature is now 67°. Here is Tom Cachur visiting from Chicago with a beautiful 4 pound largemouth bass on his guided trip with me this past week. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/12/2019 –
Lots of wind and a tougher week as we had our first rough patch of fishing in over two months. Such wonderful fantastic fishing and now we’ve reached a bump in the road. The water temperature dropped significantly with all of the heavy winds. We are booked solid and fishing seven days a week we will keep you posted and expect to have a better report in the next 2 to 3 days. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip and call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 04/07/2019 –
Here is former UCLA superstar point guard and 10 year NBA veteran Lucius Allen with his son spending a wonderful morning with me today Lake Casitas Ventura California. We had an absolutely incredible week of bass fishing and now the black crappie are in the mix. Water temperature is steady at 69°. We have not netted any live shad yet this season. Myself and my crew of fishing guides have located six or seven key spots to catch these beautiful big black crappie, we are also catching the majority of our largemouth bass on a variety weightless soft plastics in less than 10 feet of water. Lake opens at 6 AM. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip with our service can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 03/29/2019 –
Here is Dane fishing with his father Kelly this morning Lake Casitas Ventura California. Great to go to work every morning with our bass fishing guide clients and deliver memories like this. Anglers interested in getting involved in the fantastic bass fishing action Lake Casitas, Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 03/27/2019 –
Once again we had 4 fishing trips out today but I thought you would find this one interesting. This is Andy fishing with his son Leo. They could only fish for 4 hours so they elected show up at 11 AM and fish till 3 PM. This is all that they could physically hold up for the picture Lake Casitas Ventura California. Without question our best fishing of the year and we will be back at it again tomorrow morning 7 AM. Anglers interested in booking their fishing trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 03/26/2019 –
The song remains the same this morning, Lake Casitas Ventura California as we enjoy this wonderful 2019 spring bass fishing. We supply all the rods, reels and tackle you’ll need for the day. You can fish by yourself or you can bring up to nine people, regardless of the situation we have the boats to put together the perfect fishing trip for you here in Southern California. You can go to www.richtauberfishing.com click the book online button and purchase your trip today. If you want more information call or text me at 818-439-1154.
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