Your Expert Fishing Guides Marc & Corbyn Mitrany Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Call or Text for Reservations (805) 701-2835

Guided Fishing Services

Welcome, we are excited to have you aboard! Ojai Angler professional fishing guide service lets you experience a fun, relaxing, and exciting adventure at beatiful Lake Casitas Recreation Area in Ojai, Southern California.

We have the two boats to choose from

The tournament rigged bass boat can take 1-3 people sits low to the water and fast!

The pontoon boat is a perfect way to get the family or group out together. Lake cruising, fishing and has the sun canopy. 

Your professional fishing guides, Marc and Corbyn Mitrany will take care of you and all fishing needs. All fishing gear is supplied on the boats along with water and soda. 

We care for the treasures of the lake by strictly adhering to state regulations.

Whether you are a traveler or live in the local community and looking for some freshwater fishing, we are here to offer you our services. Let our years of fishing experience help you catch your next big one! 

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Expert Guide

We have been in businss for 28 years fishing at Lake Casitas. Marc Mitrany, the owner, is the top guide on the lake and has a strong background in customer service; he worked as a manager at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa "Five Diamond rating" and Spa and Golf Resort. 

We operate more than 200 days per year, and our family oned and operated is well experienced who will take you to spots where you find big fishes. 

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Our Experience

Marc appeared on the Adventure Guides: Fishing Edition with the eminent host John Dietsch. He was also featured in Field and Stream and on the cover of California Fishing and Hunting News.

He is also featured across the entire chapter of "The Definitive Guide to Fishing in Southern California" by Chris Shaffer, who quoted Marc as the expert guide on Casitas.

A True Gift to the Sport

Marc’s gift for the craft is depicted in Bass: The Movie, a film by Jamie Howard, where Marc is shown fishing with conventional gear, teaming up with professional fly fisherman John Sherman on the fly rod. 

The movie features Marc’s unique services. Bill Dance, IGFA Hall of Fame angler, calls this movie “a true gift to the sport." 

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  • Professional Fishing Guide Services

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Press Releases

  • Bassmasters Magazine by Craig Lamb

  • Forbes by Monte Burke

  • Sunset

  • California Game and Fish

  • LA Times by Pete Thomas

  • Orange County Register by Dave Strege

  • Star Free Press Newspapers

Who fishes with us!

  • Ritz Food Group

  • Franklin Industries Minerals

  • IDP Incentive Destination Productions

  • Young Presidents Organization (*YPO)

  • Sky Mall

  • Seagram Beverage Company

  • Lawrys Seasoning

  • PRA Destination Management

  • Total Child Safety

  • Allied Beverage Group LLC

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Edison

  • Cintas

  • Toyota

  • Crown Theaters

  • General Dynamics

  • Bechtel

  • The Glass Company

  • Pennant Foods

  • Sherwin Williams Paint

  • Guitar Center

  • GNC

  • Century 21

  • MGM

  • Are you next?

  • Ritz Food Group

  • Franklin Industries Minerals

  • IDP Incentive Destination Productions

  • Young Presidents Organization (*YPO)

  • Sky Mall

  • Seagram Beverage Company

  • Lawrys Seasoning

  • PRA Destination Management

  • Total Child Safety

  • Allied Beverage Group LLC

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Edison

  • Cintas

  • Toyota

  • Crown Theaters

  • General Dynamics

  • Bechtel

  • The Glass Company

  • Pennant Foods

  • Sherwin Williams Paint

  • Guitar Center

  • GNC

  • Century 21

  • MGM

  • Are you next?

Marc's unique guide service has been seen on:

testimonials

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Eric March

First I'd like to thank Amy for making the booking process as painless and easy as possible. She also actually takes the time to hold a conversation rather than those short simple business only minded answers as well! Even if it has nothing to do with the trip she listens! Now on to our guide Marc, he was nothing short of phenomenal. He took the time to teach my girlfriend how to fish from beginning to end helping her land her first 3 bass.

 

Take care and thank you again! Eric March.

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Al

Amy & Mark: You guys are the best. Glad to hear H2O is up, I know Mark was getting a bit concerned. He's great. I mentioned to him, I have fished with about 10-12 guides and no one held a candle to him. he's fishing for the client, not for his next wanna be a pro tourney. Turns out I fished almost all of them.

Take care and thank you again! Al.

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Carla

Dear Ojai Angler,
What an awesome 1/2 day of fishing we had on Sunday, October 12, 2008!! first of all, it was nice to experience a whole 4 hours, since the first time, June 2006, due to unfortunate everyone that attended my wedding that year, was able to view my prize catch, as I included that photo in my wedding video. LOL, would u believe some people thought it was "computer enhanced!" all in all, my friend, maria, and my sisters, Teri and Josette, and myself had a wonderful 1 1/2 hours of fishing that day....which brings me to our October 12 fishing day......
A belated father's day gift for my husband, Tommy. it was a cool, blustery afternoon when we met Marc at Lake Castaic. the bass boat with the mercury engine was absolutely beautiful and fully stocked with everything we needed.
After catching more live bait, pinheads, we continued our mission for the record-breaking largemouth bass!! although we didn't capture it that day, we did manage to bring in ten decent size bass. including my prize catch ....a nine-pound catfish !!!!!! it was the biggest I have ever seen! caught on "4 lb. test line".. fyi!!
The fight was awesome!! Marc coached me every step of the way, making sure i was doing everything right, preventing line breakage, etc. every-time i thought the fish was close it would take the line and run deep. almost thought it was the "record breaking" bass until Marc called out "CATFISH !!" WE FINALLY PULLED HIM IN FOR A PHOTOSHOOT AND I WAS ECSTATIC!!!! WHAT a rush that was!
all in all, even though the wind created a challenge we had a great day with Marc! his expertise, patience, positive attitude, knowledge, and friendliness created a memorable, and fun fishing day with Ojai Angler !! on behalf of Tommy, Christian, and myself, we extend a huge "mahalo" (thank you). we will definitely share our experience with our families and friends with high regard to your company, especially captain Marc! see you next year!!!!
much aloha,
Carla flight attendant, Tommy fire fighter and Christian, avid fisher-boy.