Lake Cachuma

Santa Barbara, California

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Anglers come to Lake Cachuma for two reasons—trout and bass. It’s as simple as that. The trout bite usually improves along with the water clarity at this Santa Barbara-area lake. January and February can be slow, murky months for trout anglers, but those days change with better weather, less runoff and additional trout plants by the Department of Fish and Game. Bass can be had year-round, but many anglers turn to trolling for trout when water temperatures drop in the winter. Most of the trout they catch are half-pounders. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

Lake Cachuma Professional Review and Guide

"Anglers come to Lake Cachuma for two reasons—trout and bass. It’s as simple as that. The trout bite usually improves along with the water clarity at this Santa Barbara-area lake. January and February can be slow, murky months for trout anglers, but those days change with better weather, less runoff and additional trout plants by the Department of Fish and Game. Bass can be had year-round, but many anglers turn to trolling for trout when water temperatures drop in the winter. Most of the trout they catch are half-pounders. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Santa Barbara
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Local Contacts: Los Padres National Forest, Lake Cachuma Recreational Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Cachuma

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018