At Cachuma Lake, the enthusiasm is high even as the lake level remains low. The lake still hasn't recovered from the drought and remains under 40% capacity and dropping.
Despite that bleak outlook, this Saturday and Sunday will host the annual fishing derby, with $5000 in prizes.
In recent weeks, fishing enthusiasts have been warming up; the Santa Barbara County Parks Department says that it's planted 12,000 pounds of fish for the event.
Typically the catch includes crappie, bass, trout, catfish and carp.