Lake Casitas Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
This picturesque lake, located in an inspiring natural setting is encircled by rolling oak-covered hillsides and grassy meadows. The diverse terrain provides striking landscapes to capture on film taken from either along the shoreline or from on the water. The western side of the Lake Casitas has more scenic coves to explore than the eastern half. Unfortunately, the wind and fog sometimes present a problem at this lake.
Lake Casitas is a perfect setting to kayak or canoe. However, the same boating policies apply to kayaks and canoes to prevent an invasive mussel infestation. Once inspected and approved, kayaks and canoes must only launch at Lake Casitas (without a re-inspection process) so that Lake Casitas will continue to be protected from invasive mussels.
Lake Casitas has one of the best reputation for producing large world-class bass. In fact, Lake Casitas produced 2 of the top 15 heaviest largemouth bass ever caught, which exceeded 21 pounds! There’s also a healthy population of trout, catfish, redear sunfish, and crappie, which makes it a popular fishing destination year-round. The Department of Fish and Game plants thousands of pounds of rainbow trout in the lake each year.
Open: Lake Casitas is open seven days a week, year-round for kayaking from sunrise to sunset. It is presently closed to private kayaks due to quagga mussels, but they have kayaks you can rent. Or you can store your kayak in their storage area. Boats must be between eleven feet and twenty-four feet long. The boat speed limit is 35 m.p.h.
Facilities: The facilities include boat and bicycle rentals, (including kayaks), two boat launches, a full-service marina, a snack bar and a grocery store. Sailing, power boating and fishing is allowed, but windsurfing, swimming, jet and waterskiing are not permitted.