Castaic Lake has a lower lagoon with a swim beach that is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend annually. The water has come down five feet in the past week resulting in the Shad pulling out of the backs of the coves as the rocks that were covered in their food source, algae and moss, were left high and dry with the receeding water. Popular Types of Fish at Castaic Lake. Raising the lake level during the spawn is better then lowering it! Crappie have also been reported to be hitting smaller spoons and jigs as well. Lake Photos. Castaic is back! It took the grub down deep in the throat and it was landed just about belly up after a long fight. The area that became Castaic Lake was settled by the Tataviam Indians and Spanish explorers. Show Threads Show Posts. 79 reviews of Castaic Lake "Castaic lake is a great option if you're looking to get away from LA for the weekend. Good to see big winter bass on the worm instead of 10" baits Rich Tauber Fishing (818) 439-1154 Website: Rich Tauber Fishing Rich Tauber is a 2-time qualifier for ESPN's Bassmaster Classic and a U.S. Open Champion. Ill be fishing at Castaic Friday, was wondering would the upper main lake or the lagoon be better for bass fishing. Fishing at Castaic Lake produces a variety of fish which continue to bite throughout the year. Forum: Castaic Lake Reports. The lake has the reputation of holding and producing a healthy population of memorable largemouth. The fishing maps app include HD lake depth contours, along with advanced features found in Fish Finder / Gps Chart … I often rent a fishing dingy at the upper lake and get some fishing in. Report: I went fishing on Sunday, Lake Castaic. Lower lake is for non-power boating and canoeing. Swimming season on the lower lake runs from May to September. Castaic Lake . Visitors to Castaic Lake enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Mark This Forum Read View Parent Forum; Search Forum. RV camping or tent camping in grassy lawns, with trees, near the lake shore. Lake activities. Jump to page: Threads 1 to 30 of 1446. The Castaic Lake Dam is 425 feet high and holds 350,000 acre feet of water at full capacity. It's natural beauty and easily accessible urban amenities, makes Castaic Lake a popular boating and fishing destination in the summer months. The lower lake, however, is open 24 hours for fishing. Bring plenty of sun screen and a nice size rimmed hat to keep the scorching sun off of you. There are … Convenient to all lake activity such as fishing and boating, you will find that your site provides a fire pit, garbage can, and picnic table. Reports and information for fishing at Castaic Lake and the Lower Lagoon. Upper Lake is for the big boys and their toys. Castaic has produced a number of line class record fish and one bass just a few ounces under the world record. I have a 13 foot pedal fishing kayak so Ill be able to get around. The lower lagoon has secretly been good fishing with decent largemouth showing off ice jigs and spoons. The WMD lowered the upper lake about 5 years ago to do thier 10 year upgrade during the middle of the last drought. We caught about 30 bass with the biggest being 3/lbs-9oz. Castaic, CA 93184 (661) 257-4050. Largemouth Bass is the fish of choice on Castaic Lake. That's a hell of a bass, those roboworms are money. Castaic Lake has two bodies of water. The lagoon is ideal for novice paddlers, or for those individuals who desire a peaceful afternoon paddling an SUP. Visit his website here and catch more fish. This site offers year-round fishing and night fishing is ok. Sail boats and swimming are also ok. *Music By: The 126ers - Malmo SunriseTook the Trophy 126 by Future Beach Kayak out to Castaic Lower Lake to do some fishing. Accessible restrooms and a rout to water with assistance. The lake is stocked with bass, trout and catfish. It is the record for the lower lake. Neither Castaic is a natural lake. Largemouth Bass: Better days ahead. … Boats can be launched, but only electric trolling motors are allowed for powering about the lagoon. Castaic Lake is located right before you reach a steep six mile grade fourteen miles south of Pyramid Lake and one-half mile above Castaic Afterbay Lagoon. The lower lake is the place to fish if you are looking for big bass!! Castaic Lake is located northeast of Los Angeles, so it is the perfect outdoor escape from the smoggy city. Located on the Lower Lake and Castaic Lagoon, the campground offers 60 asphalt spots so your RV won’t sink in the mud like other sites. It was a hot summer Saturday and the lake was busy but not overwhelmingly crowded. Castaic Lake Campground. I have also lost countless DD bass from my tube fishing the north end of the lower lake. I love coming to Castaic lake and Castaic lagoon. The campground is operated by Los Angeles County. Although it may get a little crowded, lot C tends to be a bit calmer. ft (390,000,000 m3) lake with a surface elevation of approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level is … The fish was caught at the lower lake about 100 yards north of the handicap fishing dock on a 6 inch Yamamoto clear with black flake. Heavy rain and wind … The campground at Castaic Lake is located on the shores of the lower lake or lagoon. Visit his website here and catch more fish. We caught about 30 bass with the biggest being 3/lbs-9oz. Originally spelled "Kashtuk," Castaic means eyes. The recreation facilities are operated by the County of Los Angeles. Head to the upper lake for jet skiing, water skiing, power boating, and fishing. The upper lake has been tough for bluegill and crappie lately. I hope he makes it for the pay off for largest LMB for the year. castaic-lake-fishing-guide. When you purchase our Lake Maps App, you get all the great marine chart app features like fishing spots, along with Castaic Lake lake depth map. Boat rentals and a tackle bait shop are available. Swimming season on lower lake runs from mid-May to mid-September. Nothing should surprise anyone in regards to the MWD operation of Castaic. This Santa Clarita camping configuration includes twenty-four campsites and 24 RV sites. Castaic Afterbay Lagoon . Castaic Lake lies nestled in the wilderness of Los Padres National Forest. Fishing live Shad and Silverside minnows has helped bridge the gap on the ever-changing Bass movements for my clients. Castaic Lagoon Los Angeles - California. Rich will be there to instruct, tutor, and teach. Not much angling pressure at the lake this week. Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 04/04/2020 This report was made possible by Jim Taibi's 661Fishing.com Guide Service. Castaic Lake is surrounded by 8,800 acres of recreational land. To enter in my car was only $11 and make sure you park in a car spot or you will get ticketed. The upper lake is a boater's lake, while the lower lake allows 24-hour fishing from the shore, and anglers can take to the water in float tubes. During the summer months the lake offers paddle-boarding and kayaking classes. Castaic Lake Campground is in the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, north of Los Angeles. 13 catches; 290 followers; 9 spots; Located in a park with a picnic area, play ground, and beach. There are about 60 campsites designated for RVs and a few for tents. Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 03/14/2020 This report was made possible by Jim Taibi's 661Fishing.com Guide Service. Forum Tools. There are a diversity of people which makes it enjoyable to see everyone outdoors and enjoying themselves in particular ways. Lake Castaic is divided into 2 separate bodies of water: Lower Lake (also called the Lagoon) is for non-powered boats: kayaking and canoeing. Yeah, we said "lake," but really there are two lakes here. 13h 14h 15h 16h 17h. The life guards, patrol personnel are LA county employees who operate the lake daily. Advanced Search. There are a few sites with lots of shade. Southern California Freshwater Fishing; Castaic Lake Reports Page 1 of 49 1 2 3 11... Last. Feels like: 51°F Wind: 13mph SSW Humidity: 62% Pressure: 30.11"Hg UV index: 3. Upper lake is for sailing, power boating, water and jet skiing, and fishing. Anglers will be happy to know the lake is kept stocked with bass, catfish, and trout (but don't be surprised if you pull up some carp as well). Lower Lake activities include hiking, swimming, fishing and boat rentals. This lake also offers bass fishing in the upper and lower lake year-round and float tube fishing in the lower lake. Castaic Afterbay Lagoon is located seven miles north of Magic Mountain Amu sement Park and fourteen miles south of Pyramid Lake. Anglers 16 year of age or older must purchase a Department of Fish & Game fishing. Today the city of Castaic is growing and there are lake-view vacation rentals and real estate for sale in the area. We pulled into this cove I know of and started in the back to work out, and my partner just stuck a 3/lber at one bush and I threw to the other bush about 6-7/ft away and stuck the 3-9. On the lower lake aka the lagoon ( 8 feet or longer on upper lake for experienced people only) I like to bring my kayaks and cruise around. The Lower Castaic Lake is for non-power boating and canoeing and the Upper Castaic Lake is for sailing, power boating, water and jet skiing and fishing. Rusty Brown offers year-round pro bass fishing guide trips at Castaic Lake out of a fully tournament rigged Ranger bass boat. Largemouth, Smallmouth Bass: The Senko bite is improving daily as more fish move shallow from their main-lake winter sanctuaries. Castaic Lake consists of two bodies of water; the upper or main lake which has approximately 29 miles of shoreline and the lagoon or lower lake has approximately 2 miles of shoreline. 55°F 56°F 57°F 55°F 54°F Report: Fishing has been slow but we manage to hook a ew most o the time.While Eric, well his average weight this past 2 years on the lower lake has been 5 lbs+.Even though most o the time they are 7 to 13 lbs. We often BBQ here as well. The upper lake was the place for the big ones back in the 90's but since the striper population took over on the upper lake the big bass have now been caught on the regular on the Lagoon. 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