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 06/09/2019 –
Well myself and my band of fishing guides have been working every day this week on multiple trips. Big groups on the pontoon boat and smaller groups on the bass boat. But without question this was our favorite picture of the week This is Patsy who is 88 years young! She met me at the dock at 11 o’clock in the afternoon Lake Casitas Ventura California and had the greatest attitude and wonderful energy. She caught this fantastic 3 1/2 pound bass all by herself:-) A great inspiration and look forward to seeing you again next year! Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip Castaic Lake, Southern California saltwater trip, or Lake Casitas Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 06/05/2019 –
Here is Ed who just recently moved to Ventura from the East Coast. Had not been freshwater fishing in many many years and this was his first time seeing Lake Casitas. Caught several bass in the 2 pound range in less than 5 feet of water. Conditions are improving and some beautiful clear water in certain portions of the lake. Anglers interested in booking a freshwater or salt water fishing trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 06/02/2019 –
Here is Josh visiting from Wisconsin. A fantastic 24-year-old angler and he took on Lake Casitas in a big way this morning. Hands full of beautiful fish taken in less than 3 feet of water. Water temperature touched 70° today. We also have some wonderful fishing at Castaic Lake with lots of spawning largemouth in shallow water and we have a stripe bass pattern on the troll. Anglers interested in fishing Castaic Lake or Lake Casitas can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 05/30/2019 –
Spent the day Lake Casitas Ventura California with three wonderful young men serving in the United States Navy. It was a lot of work but everybody was able to catch a nice 4 pound plus bass. Water temperature is steady at 68° and water clarity improves each and every day. Anglers interested in booking their freshwater or saltwater fishing trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guides Report 05/26/2019 –
Well we’re starting to see things improve a bit! Had some pretty steady fishing today and most of our trips throughout the week produced a variety of largemouth bass, and surprisingly some pretty steady trout fishing also. There are areas of beautiful clearwater and the fish are beginning to move a bit. Live threadfin shad has without question been our best producer and we have multiple trips booked every day through the holiday weekend. We have some excellent fishing at Castaic Lake also with a mix of largemouth bass and stripe bass. Anglers interested in booking their fishing trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
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.
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