Crappie are Starting to Come Up

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

by Cachuma Lake Staff

The debris from the storm is mostly settled.  Rainbow Trout are being caught between 5-10ft down using trolling methods or worms.  Try near the entire back wall opposite the marina.  Bass are going to be deep still, and they are not too active, use slow baits that can move along the bottom.  Large and Smallmouth Bass have been caught in coves and points near shelves/reeded areas.  Crappie are starting to come up quite a bit, try using jigs, trolling with rapalas, or meal worms.  Use our new baitpro bait haze, it gives your lure a scent appealing to crappie/bluegill.  Catfish can be caught anywhere around the lake along the bottom using night crawlers, mackerel.  The bait shop sells Baitpro nuggets, nightcrawler or by bow.  They have been spotted in the marina, in coves and out to the east by the 4th launch ramps.  We’re at about 37% capacity, with about 90ft of water at Bradbury Dam.

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