New Black Bass Limits, March 1, 2015
Effective March 1st, 2015 the new legal black bass limit will be 5 fish at 15 inches for Castaic Lake. These regulations can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 5.00. Use this link to www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations page.
First Float Tube Bass Tournament, April 1, 2017.
Links: Flyer, Tournament Rules, and Registration Form
Tom Stout Memorial Fishin' & Fun For Kids Day!
May 6, 2017.
Float Tube Derby Report for September 26, 2015
Dateline September 26, 2015 a group of 17 tubers gathered on this day in the 3rd and last tube event of the 2015 season. Fishing was fairly tough, but the good ones always catch fish. Here are our top finishers for the day...
<Read Story, and see pictures>
The ZLF BASS Federation thanking Lori and the Friends,
for sponsoring our ZLF open tourney
Use this link to open the "Regulations" PDF file. 3.3 MB
The Fish Reports Return
Apr. 23, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Apr. 16, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Apr. 09, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Apr. 02, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Mar. 26, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Mar. 19, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Mar. 05, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Feb. 1, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Jan. 29, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Jan. 22, 2017 - Castaic Lake
Feb 14, 2017 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Jan 05, 2017 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Dec 23, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Dec 06, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Nov 16, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Nov 19, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
May 24, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
May 06, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Apr 22, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Apr 06, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Mar 24, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Mar 07, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Feb 18, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Feb 17, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Jan 22, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked with 1,000 lbs of Trout.
Jan 19, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Jan 07, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Dec 14, 2016 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Dec 03, 2015 - The Main Ramp was stocked.
Nov 17, 2015 - The Upper lake was stocked with 500 lbs of Trout.
May 04, 2015 - The Upper lake was stocked.
Apr 07, 2015 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Jan 29, 2015 - The upper lake was stocked.
Jan 08, 2015 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
May 29, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Apr 07, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Mar 25, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Mar 10, 2014 - The West Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Feb 11, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Jan 28, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
Jan 16, 2014 - The Main Ramp was stocked with Trout.
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The New "Anglers Photo Showcase" is now available in our Photo Gallery.
We'll soon be accepting your photos to include in our Showcase. So locate your recent photos, or better yet, get your pole, bait and camera ready and go fishin'.
The California Department of Fish and Game seasonally stocks Castaic Lake with trout from autumn to spring. Two days a year, the Dept. of Fish and Game allows fishing without a license (call them for exact dates). These days usually fall on the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday in September. All other fishing rules and regulations apply.
For more information call:
|Stock Dates:||(562) 594 - 7268|
|General Info:||(562) 342 - 7100|
|or visit: www.wildlife.ca.gov|
- Winds on the upper lake move nutrients towards the dam, where fish look for food. Fishing from the dam is allowed.
- Lures that resemble trout catch Striped Bass.
- Cast near shady areas on sunny days.
- Cast in deeper waters on colder days in places with no shade.
- Rock piles, docks, reeds and submerged trees are favorite “hang-out” locations for most fish.
- “The drop-off” between shallow and deep water is often populated by fish.
- The most popular lures are trout or shad imitations, and work well for both Striper and Large Mouth bass.
- Bass prefer water that is 60 to 75 degrees. If it is warmer or colder, bass will move to deeper water.
- Cut bait such as anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and frozen shad also work well, when the fishing slows down.
- Night Crawlers are a good go to bait for those who "bait and wait" as well.
- Castaic Lake’s water temperature ranges from low 50’s in the winter to upper 70’s in the summer.
- In the spring and fall, fish in the shallow coves.
- During the summer and winter seasons, fish in deeper water.
- Fishing from docks, launch ramps is NOT allowed.
- Fishing from the dam is permitted, within the designated areas.
- Additional Fishing Rules and Regulations
|Bass (Largemouth)||5||15 inch+|
|Sunfish and Crappie||25||None|
Located at the Upper Lake Main Launch Ramp on Lake Hughes Rd., you may Rental an aluminum boat or purchase fishing supplies Follow the link for more information Castaic Landings.
Rental Office: (661) 775-6232
Castaic Lake has a 24 hour fishing area with a fish cleaning station located off the Lake Hughes Rd. lower lake campground entrance. Parking is free, except during park hours. Fishing OUTSIDE OF PARK HOURS in any other location, unless otherwise permitted, is PROHIBITED.
|American Bass Association||The Bass Federation|
|National Bass West||U.S. Anglers Choice|
Looking for a unique fishing experience? From May to September, the upper lake main launch ramp hosts our “Moonlight Fishing” events from sunset to 2:00 AM (please call for specific dates). Participants are allowed to fish from boats and shoreline.
Fishing & Fun For Kids Day
Hosted on the Lower Lagoon at Paradise Cove on the first Saturday in May, this event offers a great way to get kids involved in outdoor fun! Activities usually include fishing lessons, arts and crafts and prize giveaways. Use of bait and loaner poles is usually available on a limited basis. Parking fees apply, but the event is FREE!
C.A.S.T. - Cast A Special Thrill
“C.A.S.T. for Kids” is an annual fishing event held in October for children with special needs. This event provides a truly unique opportunity for the community to share in some fun with very appreciative children.