Cachuma Lake - Santa Barbara, CA

Lake Information

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

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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
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
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
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cachuma Lake Staff
Rick Beranek

Cachuma Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date 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
4-16-2017Rainbow TroutCDFW 
4-10-2016Rainbow TroutCDFW 

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
4-7-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
We are still open during these challenging times!... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
3-16-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
The Annual Fish Derby scheduled for April 18... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
3-9-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
Bass, Crappie, and Catfish are still biting while... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
3-2-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
The clear skies are bring out our expert... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
2-24-2020 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
The threat of a storm this weekend kept... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff

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