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Cachuma Lake Fishing Guide

Cachuma Lake is a great fishing reservoir in the Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, California on the Santa Ynez River adjoining the north side of California State Route 154.

Cachuma Lake is at 753 feet and offers great fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, crappie, bluegills and redear sunfish.

Cachuma Lake is stocked with 150,000 trout annually from October through April.

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Popular Types of Fish at Cachuma Lake

Cachuma Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, crappie, bluegills and redear sunfish.

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Largemouth Bass

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Smallmouth Bass

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Channel Catfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

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Largemouth Bass

Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish Preferred Bait

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Where to Fish on Cachuma Lake?

Trout fishing on Cachuma Lake

  • Try fishing for trout by the dam or in deeper waters
  • Also try fishing for trout around the Marina, E Point or Harvey cove

Bass fishing on Cachuma Lake

  • Try fishing for Largemouth bass at Arrowhead Island, Cachuma Bay, the Narrows, and at Jack Rabbit Flats.

Bass fishing on Cachuma Lake

  • Smallmouth bass fishing has been reported near both dam entrances.

Crappie fishing on Cachuma Lake

  • Try fishing for crappie at the Narrows.

Catfish fishing on Cachuma Lake

  • Try fishing for catfish around Arrowhead island and Santa Cruz Bay

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Directions to Cachuma Lake