Information on Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas is has received world-wide acclaim as a trophy bass fishery. One need only to review the top 25 largemouth bass ever caught to see that Casitas is on the short list of lakes for a potential world record largemouth bass. Rusty Brown offers year round pro bass fishing guide trips at Lake Casitas out of a fully tournament rigged Ranger bass boat.Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas is a lake in Ventura County, California. It was formed by Casitas Dam on Coyote Creek, two miles before it joins the Ventura River. Santa Ana Creek and North Fork Coyote Creek also flow into the lake. The dam was constructed of earth-fill and was completed in 1959. It is 279 feet tall and was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The lake has a capacity of 254,000 acre-feet. The dam was built as part of the Ventura River Project. The project provides drinking water and water for irrigation. A secondary benefit is flood control. Human contact with the water is prohibited since it is used for drinking water, but fishing, boating and camping are permitted. During the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Lake Casitas hosted the rowing events.Map of Lake Casitas









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