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, I started my Lake Casitas Fishing Guide service in 1977. 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, therefore, 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 and 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. Consequently, what is overlooked is the huge population of 2 to 5 pound bass. I customize each day for my clients. In addition, I 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. 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. Aglers also do well 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. 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 – 05/17/2018
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/20/2018 – Here is a great picture from today as Jerry Berman this morning with one of his best friends and they are loaded down with beautiful Lake Casitas largemouth bass. Live shad did the trick and of course, we released all of the bass alive to fight another day. Real steady fishing on a variety of lures and of course live shad. Anglers can call or text to book their fishing trip at Lake Casitas by calling 818-439-1154. Anglers can also text that number for more information.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/18/2018 – Here is a great picture from today as Jerry Berman this morning with one of his best friends and they’re loaded down with beautiful Lake Casitas largemouth bass. Live shad did the trick and of course all of these bass were released alive to fight another day. Real steady fishing on a variety of lures and of course live shad. Anglers can call or text me to book their fishing trip at Lake Casitas by calling 818-439-1154. Anglers can also text me at that number for more information.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/17/2018 – Here is Bill fishing with his wife Cinda. Bill is 73 years of age. They have been married for 20 years. These are all the fish they could physically hold up. We fished for a total of two hours and caught over a dozen 3 to 5 pound bass and a black crappie for good measure. Once again made a big scoop of live shad and everyone had a great time. We were all driving home by 11:15 AM. Want to go fishing? Call or text me 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/16/2018 – Want to go Crappie fishing Lake Casitas? I have four or five places located with lots and lots of big black crappie ready to bite. We normally only catch these fish during the month of April and May. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip and getting involved in this action can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/15/2018 – Straight girl power! Here is Quinn and I thought everyone would enjoy this series of photos as she caught all kinds of fish at Lake Casitas Ventura California this morning. Lots of bass and big black crappie in the mix. Nice cool temperatures boy it’s been a beautiful week. Anglers interested in booking a fishing trip in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/14/2018 – Here is Marsh Bull fishing with his grandson Chase. Absolutely loaded down with 3 to 5 pound Lake Casitas largemouth bass. All these fish were caught before 11 AM. We were off the water and driving home by 11:15 AM. Just fantastic largemouth fishing all of these fish were caught on live shad and released back into Lake Casitas to fight again. Anglers interested in booking their bass fishing guide trip at Lake Casitas Ventura California can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Lake Casitas Fishing Guide – 05/10/2018 – Here is Jerry Berman who has fished with me many times and who brought along his great friend Ross. They fished till 11 AM and absolutely filled the livewell with the big Lake Casitas black crappie and largemouth bass. Absolutely fantastic fishing. Great to see the crappie in the mix! Back at work tomorrow morning. Interested in going fishing? Call or text me 818-439-1154.
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