Cachuma Lake Fishing Report

Cachuma Lake - Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara County)

by Cachuma Lake Staff

Trout are being caught close to top water using Rapalas, Kastmasters or Panther Martins.  Popular colors are firetiger, gold, & silver.  If you are on-shore, nightcrawlers or spoons will work best to catch rainbows.  Try trolling along the mountainside opposite the marina, this is where a lot of trout are coming up.  Bass are still a common catch.  Nightcrawlers, micetails, jigs, swimbaits and other slower moving baits are working great for bass.  Since the water temp. is low, bass are deeper.  Crappie can be caught near any structure using crappie jigs or mealworms.  Bluegill aren't very common but can be caught using same bait as crappie.  Catfish are along the bottom pretty much everywhere.  They can be caught by soaking a worm, dough or mackerel.  Trolling is also a great way to catch them.  Carp are back.  They can be caught with nightcrawlers, carp nuggets corn flavored dough, or by bow. 

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