I feel like far too many anglers use way too long a leader with their drop shot rig. You have to work for every fish by being ready for the bite and then be ready to pop a few in a few drops When my mind starts to wander to other baits I just started to focus more on my electronics. I hadn't fished in a while, but I wanted to put a recent report. I also have another half day trip that begins at 12 noon and fishes until 4pm in the afternoon. 15 in. Use polarized glasses and fish the offshore 12 foot deep wood and weed edges. Flippin' in the grass with a big sinker and creature. Set up near dam with Berkley Havoc blk/blu Skeet Pit Boss 3/4 bullet weight flipping into grass. Tight Lines to all Chief Anglers commonly fish for Largemouth Bass, Crappie ‹ Back to Map. Black Crappie. When it comes to plastic worms I really believe that it's difficult to choose anything other than a Robo Worm for western fishing. Water was ultra mirror glass all day with rain and sprinkles all day. Report: Fished Friday on a colder glassy pre storm lake. City: Camarillo, Report: Well the bed fish were up and I was fishing from the shore.I got one bass on a small Double Diamond as a jig trailer.I also got one on a senko. pound average on the fish. About the only thing that you need to bring is a big smile and a warm jacket. Color: Ghost Tennessee shad Lucky craft 127Mr.These fish would have been culled by later efforts easily but I found there location to be the bigger mystery. Fish hit perfectly after secong jig and hard too, set the hook immediately. This way when you make your first cast the not is not buried in the line on your actual reel. Been working for me. Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility), Report: Fished Deep Cat area off the exposed long point seeking Grebes feeding on shad balls. My personal choice is the smallest diameter braided line that you can find, and use that as your main line on your drop shot rig. California Department of Fish and Wildlife This is really what the sport was built on. 85 daytime 28 nighttime.Dress warm in layers. 1; 11; Details; Jun 08, 2018 jeff mcelroy 0. nice stringer there bango. HUBBS Seaworld Research Institute We understand what fisherman need to be successful in the pursuit of target species across the United States. By Jim Taibi | November 29th, 2020 | Categories: Fishing Reports | Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass: Falling water levels, high winds and lake closures continued thru the week making the windows of opportunity even smaller. Report: Water a little stained with the high wind yesterday. So I fan casted a drop shot and got two bass and I threw a Double Diamond swimbait on a jig and got about a 3 pounder.I made some long casts and I also threw some swimbaits but no lookers. The fact that it has the diameter equivalent to 2.5 pound test line allows the braid to cut through the water easily with little to no resistance. Report: It's been a long hiatus for me from Casitas but my freezer is plugged with bluefin/dodo's and yellowtail. The dam was constructed of earth-fill and was completed in 1959. They do not care if you are close to them but you must make a perfect cast to a very small strike zone.It helps if you can make the cast the first try but repeated casts get bit too. Tips: drop-shot roboworms on nice rocky points and your bound to hook up sooner or later! I took the week off of work and hit the lake 4 times.On the bet that the pre full moon March at Casitas would have a spawn of some type going on. My only one for the day, but a goody! Practically a dead stick with 8# test. Biggest Bass in a very long time!! City: oxnard, Tips: "Don't leave an area where you are catching fish" is the rule.Fish Northern part of the lake in winter/spring. I moved the boat onto main lake structure around noon and caught nothing in 20 minutes on my best stuff so I quickly left that and went back to the back of a cove and worked my way out. Thank you. If you don't think that the shad are haul'n ass around the lake try to keep up with a school of western grebes as they shove the schools of threadfine down the bank and you'll realize why the fish flip on and off as fast as they do. Weird looking fish. The outlook for April is very good as the fish that pulled off the beds in March are going to supplement the fish that had an April time frame. My fish were on wood structure in 30 feet of water. I kept us in the area and am sure my partner missed a few being a newbie he did well by not dragging his spoon but keeping up with the ebb and flow by reeling up and starting another drop. more » Casitas Lake Staff: 6-3-2020: Opening Day at The Lake! With two paved launch ramps this lake accommodates busy days. Hot colors are watermelon candy and green pumpkin pepper....There is an A-rig bite but I will allow you to figure that out. We got ¼ inch of rain the day after we fished. Current fly fishing conditions are terrible. Sonny Haendiges was fishing a top water frog recently and caught this 14.2 pounder!!! Useful. Record largemouth bass have come from the lake's warm waters. The right color with the drop shot rig can be absolutely crucial to maximizing your success. I am certain that The A-rig and some sort of jig and worm bite is on I just like to put fish in the boat as fast as I can drop my spoon back down and the Casitas fish were quite happy to give me a fun day on the water. You can just drive along looking at your meter looking for activity or or just fish spots that give the fish an opportunity at jumping those thread fin ( points and the edges of the cuts in the stone walls) Since I was just out on the water kind of dazed and feeling good about just having a rod in my hand again I just fished and noted the results. The Fatty Factor model says avoid this river today! The second week we did much better but were still lacking in numbers using the same baits as the week before, We sampled the lake and caught fish every where we went but not bed fish. Wow! Tips: Believe it or not I fished same beat up 6" oxblood robo all day. I kept it up with only the worm in my hand for about 20 minutes when I noticed a fish scale on the tip of the treble hook on my ¾ oz. And with that being said without question the most popular fishing technique used at Lake Casitas during this time of year is the drop shot technique. City: la canada, Tips: texas sweet beaver,drop shot 7in robo ox blood light red flake,sinkos drop shot,texas or fly lined,brush, Report: This report covers the last three weekends for me at Casitas. I foul hooked 3 fish this day and they were all dinks. We have many rivers in Whacking Fatties. I was lucky on my first spot as the grebes had apparently been pushing bait around the spot all morning which led me to almost instantaneous hook ups which after my hiatus I was ill prepared for but more than willing to overcome my shocked feeling of (“ I'M BIT “ ) into more of a (“ I knew they'd be home” ) I fished shear walls for the most part but have to say that isolated wood at 30 feet worked out best for me versus the shear wall rocks at the same depth. It had a big black crappies tail sticking out of her gullet and she still ate a senko.Just because a bed has no fish on it does not mean you won't get bit. Share Followers 0. This is a great lake for sea kayaking, fishing from a kayak, (Casitas once held the California State record for largemouth bass at 21 pounds, 3 ounces) and for sailing. Beautiful day for fishing with only about 5 to 7 boats on the water. The dam was constructed of earth-fill and was completed in 1959. The biggest keys to this technique are fishing your plastic worm slow, keep it on the bottom, and experiment with different retrieves. When it comes to fishing line there are two ways to go. Jun 08, 2018 - Lake Casitas. Live bait is the weapon fo choice at this lake, especially in the spring, when the sizable ones are on nests. It seems everybody and there cousin who is fishing the lake out in 40 feet of water with brown jigs with a big Texan for their trailer. I feel it's the most effective fishing technique you can use at Lake Casitas at this time of year. We are off the full moon but the weather is going to get typically snotty for everyone this coming Saturday. Lake Casitas is a wonderful place for a fishing charter as it is close to the Los Angeles area and is absolutely beautiful at this time of year. I got out last weekend but was off the lake at 10:00 because of obligations. Fished dead horse with topwater, drop shot first thing, no takers. Great tournament Rich. This is 100% lure fishing. The fish are moving up and hitting the plastics.I started the morning on the shoreline throwing swimbaits and had only one good follower. They really got suckered into it cuz that spoon falls so damn fast they really have to want it to get it in their mouths....The smaller fish just inhaled it to their stomach as I deadsticked the branches and roots I was fishing and I had solid hook ups on all of the better fish. This past weekend 3/19 saw us fishing in the middle of a WON tournament with 24 boats in the field. Good Luck to all and I hope to start posting my trips again as soon as I recover from my next surgery. Biggest fish was 3.11 and smallest just under 2 lbs. Lake Casitas Recreation Area 11311 Santa Ana Road Ventura, CA 93001 General Information: 805-649-2233 Reservations: 805-649-1122 Casitas Municipal Water District - Office 1055 Ventura Ave Oak View, CA 93022 Phone: 805-649-2251 Fax: 805-649-4485 Caught 2 bass 5pnd and 2 pnd bass with a "sway" back. Help, Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) We scoured this area a second time with other baits to no avail. They were at the entrance to the backs of coves in 10-15. Casitas - lake lockjaw The plan was to go to Silverwood. In addition to largemouth bass, the lake is filled with rainbow trout, crappie, red-ear sunfish, bluegill and channel catfish. You can also book a full-day eight hour Lake Casitas fishing guide trip with me and those start at 7am and return to the dock at 3pm. 16 foot Boat … enrique Miranda.