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.
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.
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
Elite Guide Sercie
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
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.
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.
1810 Ventura Blvd.
J & T Tackle Shop
1750 E. Los Angeles Ave.,
Simi Valley, CA
Bass Pro Shops
7777 Victoria Gardens Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Gallion's Corner Market
31515 Ridge Route Rd.
Fishing Tackle, Live Bait, Deli, Grocery
30811 The Old Road, Castaic, CA
Bob Sands Fishing Tackle
6743 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA
The Fish'n Fools
17822 Chatsworth St.,
Granada Hills, CA
Dick's Sporting Goods
26591 Carl Boyer Dr., Santa Clarita, CA
Website: Dick's Sporting Goods
Martin's Fishing Tackle
2821 1/2 S. Western Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA