Trout are released into Cachuma Lake.

Trout are released into Cachuma Lake. (Courtesy photo)

Just in time for the spring and summer Cachuma Lake has received the final 4,000-pound delivery of rainbow trout for the 2020-21 season.

In cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Santa Barbara County Parks has been granted a Private Stocking Permit for up to 16,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout.

Cachuma Lake visitors are asked to follow the rules and guidelines relating to COVID-19 posted throughout the park.

Cachuma Lake Marina and Boat Rentals offers angler equipment for rent or purchase; pontoons, outboards and kayak rentals; and one-day and annual fishing licenses. Fishing from shore in the recreation area or from a boat is open year-round with a valid fishing license.

For those planning to bring their own boating vessels, note that due to the 30-day Quagga restrictions at the lake, boats must be inspected and tagged by Cachuma Lake staff at least 30 days prior to a visit. Cachuma Lake allows same-day launching for kayaks, canoes and simple boats.

To review vessel requirements and launching protocols, visit

Visitors should check recreation area hours, and road and weather conditions in advance. For up-to-date fishing tips and summaries, check out the Cachuma Lake Weekly Fishing Report, For more information, contact the marina, 805-688-4040.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is a full-service campground offering year-round cabin, yurt, RV and tent camping, recreational activities, nature programs for all ages, and rainbow trout fishing. For reservations and more information, visit