The first of 8,000 pounds of trout were released into Cachuma Lake earlier this week.
California’s Santa Barbara County is set to make an already popular fishing lake ever more popular. Earlier this week after being granted a stocking permit, they released 4,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout into Cachuma Lake.
The 9,000 acre lake has had record low water levels this season. But authorities say it won’t affect the fishing at the lake. Cachuma Lake is also a popular bass and catfish fishery located northwest of Santa Barbara.
The newly-stocked trout range in size from a half-pound to bigger fish weighing up to eight pounds. The lake’s trout record is 12.5 pounds according to the Santa Barbara County Parks Department’s website.
The other 4,000 pounds of trout are set to be stocked later this year or in the early part of 2017. A definitive date has not been set.
But after the planting of the trout, the Santa Barbara County Parks Department noted they were already biting on their Facebook page.