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 https://www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachumaboating.sbc.
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, www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachumafishing.sbc. 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 www.sbparks.org.