Fish are Being Caught.

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

by Cachuma Lake Staff

The storms in the previous weeks has brought the lake up to 57.8% was about 37% before the storm.  The water is still murky, but fish are being caught.  4,000 lbs of Rainbow Trout were stocked last Monday.  Try shiny/neon lures, worms, or powerbait.  Large and Smallmouth Bass have slowed down a bit, using slow moving baits/jigs will be your best bet to catch them.  Crappie/bluegill are coming back slowly.  Crappie jigs and atomic teasers work if you are trying for crappie/bluegill.  Catfish are going to be along the bottom of the lake.  Setting nightcrawlers or mackerel near the bottom work great.  Patience is key for catching catfish.  The carp have been seen in the marina again are most likely finding shallower areas.  Most people catch them by box or nightcrawlers.  Come visit our bait & tackle shop for anything you may need, such as snacks, drinks, coffee.

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