rich-tauber-jerk-fish1The questions continues to come up about the bass action at Lake Casitas–especially, is the only way to catch them with live shad? Rich Tauber, guide and former U.S. Open winner, decided to make a few casts with his clients at Lake Casitas this past week and among the fish he hooked, a nice 6-pounder (pictured) fell for a Zip Baits Rigge 90 jerkbait.

According to Rich, the bass at Casitas, “have been reacting well to a variety of reaction baits. The grass beds have begun to grow and the shad are puddling and spawning in and around the grass.”

What’s more, he says, “Lake pressure remains light with 10 boats on a weekday, and a whopping 25 boats on the weekend.”

In case you hadn’t heard, Rich has been conducting on the water bass fishing schools at the lake and that activity is likely to expand to other waters . For more information contact Rich at (