Catch the Action
Typical Striped Bass – Castaic Lake
Striped Bass Surface Action – Castaic Lake
Local Knowledge and Experience Counts
Whether it’s in finding you the ideal fishing locations based on dynamic conditions, or in providing you with the expertise and encouragement to maximize your fun and your growth as a skilled fisherman, our knowledge and experience counts.
For almost 70 years I have fished around the world, often with local fishing guides, so I tend to be critical (my wife says “cranky) and demanding with the guides I meet. My grandson, a typical teenager, has never fished before. As a combination, if we’re not a guide’s worst nightmare I don’t know what is. We recently fished with Jim for the first time, but definitely not the last! On a difficult day in low water conditions we caught a smallmouth, 10 largemouths and the world’s smallest striper, and my novice grandson outfished me with Jim’s guidance! Not the worlds greatest catch, but boy was it fun. During the day Jim pointed out an abundance of wildlife including turkey vultures, osprey, blue heron and what appeared to be his pet coyote – ask him about it. He also explained the interlinking and design philosophies behind the various Southern California reservoirs.
Jim was thoughtful, informative and one of the hardest working, most knowledgeable guides I have ever met. At the end of the day I asked my grandson if he would like to do it again. His enthusiastic response – “Yes I would! Yes I would!” So whatever your experience level, cranky and experienced or young and impatient, give Jim a try. You’ll be glad you did.
Thousand Oaks CA
Jim. It was nice meeting you yesterday. I’m glad I took the day off of work to fish with you, Jesse and my godson lil Jesse. Thank you for your hospitality. I plan on giving out your info to several co-workers to gain you business. You deserve it!Adan T
I’ve taken my grandson and friend with Jim three times now.
Every time was fun and memorable. He makes it very easy for his clients.
I will continue to use his service. He’s great with kids also.
I would and do recommend.
Jim is a fantastic guide who is both very knowledgable and friendly. He is clearly an expert and isn’t afraid to share all of his tips and tricks with his clients. My dad and I have fished Castaic Lake for 10 years, and as fishermen trying to get better and catch more fish, his insight was invaluable. I have never caught so many fish in a single day (and consistently) before hiring Jim as a guide. Just learning his approach to catching fish was worth the money for us, and on top of that my dad and I had an amazing time. He even went overtime for us cause we found one last hot spot where we caught 10 -12 more fish. It’s obvious Jim is passionate about fishing and enjoys teaching others his approach to fishing. Easy recommendation!
“Jim provided my son and I with a superb experience on the water. His local wisdom and lake knowledge allowed my son to update his “personal best record”, most fish caught – in one day, to the high of 28 fish! Many bluegills and numerous black bass were brought to the boat and carefully released for another day.”
“My son and I recently had the good fortune of fishing with Jim Taibi on Lake Castaic, CA. During our time on the water, Jim was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Jim’s boat was safe, up to date, clean and well cared for.”
“Jim provided life jackets and a ice chest full of cold beverages. All of the gear, lures, rods, etc, were of exceptional quality. As an angler of many years, using high end gear is very much a treat.”
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