Cachuma Lake - Santa Barbara, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Crappie



Latest Photos

5 lbs.
Jack L. Fox, he caught a 5 pound bass on August 5th. Hometown: Alta Loma, CA We have permission from his parent, Lee Fox, to publish the picture.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cachuma Lake
Jack Fox
8-10-2020
2 lbs. 10 oz.
Crappie Mike' Burge, South Bay, CA, 2.6 Crappie From a boat close to the Flats, hit a curly tail grub sitting on 24 ft of water.
Mike Burge
2-24-2020
Mark Lopez and his 4 yr old daughter Skyla, were fishing by the wall with nightcrawlers when the caught some largemouth. Mark's largest was 14.5 and Skyla's was 13.5. Not quite keepers, but good fishing none the less.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cachuma Lake Staff
2-3-2020
Ryan Smith of Santa Barbara caught 8 Crappies averaging about a pound, trolling a Rapala shad rap near the Tecolote tunnel intake. And picked up this one largemouth as well.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cachuma Lake Staff
2-3-2020

Cachuma Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Largemouth Bass 5 lbs. 8-10-2020 View Report
Black Crappie 2 lbs. 10 oz. 2-24-2020 View Report
Largemouth Bass 2 lbs. 11-12-2019 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
11-10-2020Rainbow TroutCachuma Lake Staff4000
10-28-2020Rainbow TroutCachuma Lake Staff4000
4-16-2017Rainbow TroutCDFW 
4-10-2016Rainbow TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
11-30-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
We are open 7AM-5PM the last boat rental... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
11-23-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
As of November 22nd the lake capacity was... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
11-16-2020 We Are Now in Our Fall to Winter Transition
We are now in our fall to winter... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
11-9-2020 Trout Bite Has Been Good
As of November 1st, the lake capacity was... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
11-2-2020 We Are in The Fall Season For Bass Fishing!
As of November 1st the lake capacity was... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff

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