Mark your calendars now for central California's premier fishing event!

Should I register for the Fish Derby early?

Yes! Register before April 4 to save $5 on your entry fee.

Can I rent a boat for the Fish Derby?

Yes! Call the marina at 805-688-4040 to make a reservation.

Can I reserve a campsite ahead of time?

Yes! Click here to make a reservation.

Is there enough water in the lake for the Fish Derby?

Yes! There is plenty of water; in fact, the fishing is very good and anglers are catching limits!

Can I expect to see wildlife?

Yes! We've been seeing bald eagles, golden eagles, mule deer, osprey, great blue heron, red-tailed hawks, and the occasional mountain lion, bobcat, and even wild boar!

Quagga Mussel Information

It is important to know that due to the threat of quagga mussels, Cachuma Lake has a 30-day quarantine and inspection of all boats except those with a Cachuma Lake tag and kayaks/canoes. Please click here for updates to the inspection protocol and to learn about off-site inspection options.