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

6 lbs.
Greg Novak from Carpinteria caught a 6lb largemouth from the shore of Lake Cachuma using a spook in 4 feet of water.
Greg Novak
10-11-2021
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

Cachuma Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Largemouth Bass 6 lbs. 10-11-2021 View 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
4-15-2021Rainbow TroutCachuma Lake Staff4000
12-06-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
11-10-2020Rainbow TroutCachuma Lake Staff4000
10-28-2020Rainbow TroutCachuma Lake Staff4000
4-16-2017Rainbow TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
11-29-2021 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
As of November 28th 2021 the lake capacity... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
11-1-2021 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
As of October 18h, 2021 the lake capacity... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
10-11-2021 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
As of October 10th, 2021 the lake capacity... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
9-20-2021 We are now in summer to fall time transition for bass fishing
As of September 19th the lake capacity was... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff
9-13-2021 Cachuma Lake Fishing Report
 As of September 13th, 2021 the lake capacity... more »
Cachuma Lake Staff

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