Ventura County, Southern California

Lake Piru Fishing

Fishing at Lake Piru


Lake Piru has largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and bluegill. The lake has plenty of structure where bass like to hang out. The best months for fishing, as in most of the regional lakes, are March through May. Areas have been set aside for shore fishing and float tubes.

Where to Fish on Lake Piru


Bass anglers find good success in most of the coves such as Reasoner Cove, Diablo Cove, Cow Cove, and Santa Felicia Cove. They also do well in the narrows area of the lake. During winter months the fish are down to 15 to 60 feet.

Trollers looking for trout like the cove north of the boat ramp as well as the main lake arm. In summer when the water warms, they work the deeper water near the dam. From shore, anglers do well in the area north of the boat ramp and into the cove. Watch out for rattlesnakes.

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Which Baits and Lures Work the Best?

Lake Piru Fishing Guide Services

Lake Piru Fishing Supplies




Map of Lake Piru




Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Piru Marina rents 4-person fishing boats and 8-person pontoon boats (with a fish finder). They offer half and full day prices. Lake Piru Boating

Trophy Fish from Lake Piru


  • Largemouth Bass: 15 pounds; earlier catch, 13 pounds, 15 ounces
  • Crappie: 3.5 pounds
  • Channel Catfish: 32 pounds
  • Redear Sunfish: 2 pounds, 4 ounces

Which Baits and Lures Are Catching Fish on Lake Piru?


Bass : Trout imitation swimbaits, Crawdads, Shallow Diving Crankbaits, Robo Worms, jigs, crankbaits, Berkley realistic minnows, shad imitations, plastic grubs or worms, spinnerbaits, trout imitation plugs
Trout: Nightcrawlers, Spinners, Kastmasers, PowerBait
Catfish: PowerBait , Mackerel, Nightcrawlers
Bluegill: Crickets, Meal Worms


Lake Piru Guide Services

Elite Guide Sercie
(805) 794-0915
Website: Elite Guide Service
Bassmaster Classic qualifier and former national Elite angler Mike O’Shea will take you out in his fully rigged Ranger Z520 for a great day on the lake. He provides all the rods, reels and tackle.

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. Rich will be there to instruct, tutor, and teach. He has all the necessary equipment and a top quality bass boat.

Ojai Angler
(800) 572-6230
Website: Ojai Angler
Marc Mitrany specializes on bass fishing at Castaic Lake and Lake Casitas, but he might well be happy to serve as your guide at Lake Piru also. He supplies all the necessary gear.


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Lake Piru Area
Fishing Tackle and Bait


Angler's Den
1810 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA
(805) 388-1566


J & T Tackle Shop
1750 E. Los Angeles Ave.,
Simi Valley, CA
(805) 527-7653


Bass Pro Shops
7777 Victoria Gardens Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 922-5500


Bass Pro Shops

Gallion's Corner Market
31515 Ridge Route Rd.
Castaic, CA
(661) 257-3523

Fishing Tackle, Live Bait, Deli, Grocery

Castaic Tackle
30811 The Old Road, Castaic, CA
(661) 295-1960


Bob Sands Fishing Tackle
6743 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA
(818) 994-1822


The Fish'n Fools
17822 Chatsworth St.,
Granada Hills, CA
(818) 360-3371


Dick's Sporting Goods
26591 Carl Boyer Dr., Santa Clarita, CA
(661) 253-9231

Website: Dick's Sporting Goods

Martin's Fishing Tackle
2821 1/2 S. Western Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 731-5549