PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION.  Construction will begin in August for two pipeline projects in Ojai – N. Ventura Street between Ojai Avenue and Summer Street, and Sunset Place between Mountain View Avenue and Grandview Avenue. Pipelines, fire hydrants, valves, and service lines will be replaced. We will keep affected residents notified in advance of any system shutdowns. We appreciate your patience as we upgrade the water system in this area. Please contact us at 805.649.2251 if you have any questions.

Boating and Fishing

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Boating and FishingLake Casitas is one of the premier fishing lakes in the region and is known for its "world class" bass fishing. Four of the 10 largest bass have been caught at Lake Casitas. In addition to largemouth bass, the lake is filled with rainbow trout, crappie, red-ear sunfish, bluegill and channel catfish. Record fish in all categories have been caught throughout the years. Night fishing until 11 pm from the shorelines is held on selected weekends when the moon is full and weather permits



A Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Strategic Public Outreach and Education Grant (1)

Boat Inspections - Prevent quagga mussels!

Attention boaters! All vessels are subject to a mandatory 35 day quarantine period.

Schedule your boat inspection

Please review our Boat Access Restrictions at Lake Casitas here.

To schedule a boat inspection appointment, please email In your email, please include your phone number, so we can reach you by phone  and explain the process in detail.



Boat Rentals

Lake Casitas Marina Bait & Tackle Shop
(805) 649-2043

The Casitas Bait and Tackle Concession is located at the main Santa Ana Ramp about 1/2 a mile inside the park. It is a FULL SERVICE, ONE STOP shop carrying all your angling and boating supplies.

Please call for rental rates and to make reservations.

  • Live Bait (night crawlers, etc.)
  • Lures (the most effective lures for catching the "big ones"!
  • Fishing tackle
  • Boat Rentals
  • Marine repair (all types by qualified, experienced mechanics)
  • Slip rentals (by the night, week, month or year)
  • Gasoline (all types)
  • Fishing Licenses (by the day or year).
  • Information and "Fish Stories" (upon request)

Reservations may be made by sending a full day deposit to:

Casitas Boat Rental
11311 Santa Ana Roa
Ventura, CA 93001

Boating & Fishing Resources

StockingFish Stocking

At various times throughout the year Casitas purchases Rainbow Trout for planting


Fishing Events and Programs

Moonlight Fishing

Lake Casitas Moonlight Fishing

2019 Night Fishing Calendar

(From the Shorelines Until 11:00 p.m.)

Date Day of the Week Comments
January 18 & 19 Friday / Saturday Weather Permitting
February 15 & 16 Friday / Saturday Weather Permitting
March 22 & 23 Friday / Saturday Weather Permitting
April 18, 19, & 20 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
May 16, 17, & 18 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
June 13, 14, & 15 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
July 18, 19, & 20 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
August 15, 16, & 17 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
September 12, 13, & 14 Thursday / Friday / Saturday
October 11 & 12 Friday / Saturday
November 15 & 16 Thursday / Friday / Saturday Weather Permitting
December 13 & 14 Friday / Saturday Weather Permitting

Bowfishing for Carp at Lake Casitas

Program Parameters: The Bowfishing for Carp Program is subject to change. Bowfishing, which is allowed for carp only, no other species, is authorized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It requires a valid fishing permit from DFG and all DFG regulations apply. Additionally, all Lake Casitas Recreation Area ordinances and regulations must be followed.

Program Rules: Program rules are outlined in the LCRA Bowfishing Only for Carp Permit Application and Agreement which includes a liability release and an acknowledged understanding of the parameters of the program.  With a signed Application and Agreement, each person can then be issued a Daily Permit containing a carp fishing boundary map.

Permits: A Daily Permit will be issued only after 8 a.m. and after confirmation by Park Staff that a completed, signed Application and Agreement is on file. Once issued, the daily bright orange permit is required to be visible at all times.

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