Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Cachuma Lake is one of Southern California's finest fishing lakes because of the lake-bottom topography of rocky drop-offs, shallow areas, and aquatic plant beds - all great habitat for different kinds of fish. During normal (non-drought) years, it supports large populations of large mouth and small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, channel catfish, and rainbow trout.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Lake Casitas is one of the premier fishing lakes in the region and is known for its world class bass fishing. Four of the 10 largest bass have been caught at Lake Casitas. In addition to largemouth bass, the lake is filled with rainbow trout, crappie, red-ear sunfish, bluegill and channel catfish. Record fish in all categories have been caught throughout the years. Night fishing until 11 pm from the shorelines is held on selected weekends when the moon is full and weather permits

Ojai Angler

Ojai Angler has been offering professional bass fishing instruction on Lake Casitas since 1996. Located just 45 minutes Santa Barbara, Lake Casitas is the jewel of the Ojai Valley, where luxury rules and legendary bass fishing reigns. Reserve your trip on our high performance tournament rigged Bass Boat or Deluxe Pontoon Boats for fishing or enjoying a Lake Cruise around the Lake. Half day and full day trips available year round. All fishing gear provided along with water and soda. Come out with Ojai Angler and you'll see the lake as an expert sees it.

Santa Barbara Flyfishers

The Santa Barbara Flyfishers are dedicated to promoting the art of fresh and saltwater flyfishing, catch and release, conserving our natural resources and contributing to our communities. We provide youth programs, fly tying, fly casting, and rod building classes as well as good camaraderie through monthly meetings and group fishing trips. Have fun!

Santa Barbara Sport Fishing Club

We offer you camaraderie with a group of people with a common interest: fishing! We meet monthly and share local knowledge, with current fishing updates, interesting speakers and a raffle of fishing gear. We sponsor several tournaments each year in both salt and fresh water. Salt water tournaments are generally limited to Santa Barbara county and fresh water tournaments are at Lake Cachuma. Hone your skills in friendly competition with incentive to fish most all the local species. Tournaments often include: trout, red ear sunfish, surf perch, sand bass, calico bass, halibut, white sea bass, salmon, lake multispecies (small and large mouth bass, catfish, crappie, red ear sunfish) and a rock fish charter.

Stardust Sportfishing

Stardust Sportfishing offers 1/2 day & 3/4 day deep-sea fishing trips every day. The cost of each type of trip is the same, no matter which boat you are on. They offer senior rates on all trips Monday-Thursday, and kids rates every day (12 and under). The Stardust runs with a maximum of 40 passengers on all trips. The Coral Sea is a limited load boat, 30 passengers on 1/2 day trips and 25 passengers on 3/4 day trips. Stardust always recommends making reservations, which can be secured with a 100% deposit. Rental gear is available from the Sea Landing office. Both boats offer a full service hot galley serving breakfast, sandwiches, our famous burgers, snacks, water, soda and beer. Stardust can also clean and fillet all of your fish for you.

Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf is a easy and popular fishing area in the heart of Santa Barbara that comes with a bonus: an amazing view. Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle is the store closest to the ocean-end of the wharf, hidden next to Santa Barbara Shellfish Company. The business sells lures, rods, reels, bait and tackle,sodas & water, snacks, and candy. Be sure to take advantage of their free fishing advice. No fishing license is needed to fish on Stearns Wharf and they are open 7 days a week.