Cachuma Lake Fishing Report

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

by Cachuma Lake Staff

As of February 21st, 2021 the lake capacity was at 64%.

We are almost in the pre spawn season for bass! We have a handful of largemouth already on beds on the south end of the lake. The majority of largemouth are very close to spawn. The water temp just needs to climb a bit more to the 60’s. The bigger females will still be a bit deeper until the water temps reach in the low 60’s. To catch these bass who are still waiting to spawn, you will want to use jigs, swimbaits, drop shot, and deep diving crank baits. These bass are trying to feed up as much as possible in preparation for the long enduring spawn.

Bluegill and crawfish are going to be the main forge for bass as they are a nuisance to them. Once they spawn you will want to focus your attention to shallow flats near brush and rock. If approaching a bass on a bed, try not to spook it by driving up on it last.

The crappie have been biting a lot lately. You will want to use trolling lures such as crankbaits, swimbaits, or spoons. The trout bite has shown down a lot due to the lack of stocking since December.

We are open at 7am and the last boat goers out at 2pm and boats must be returned by 4pm.

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