One of the favorite recreational sites at Alisal Guest Ranch, a resort in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, is the property’s private, 100-acre, spring-fed lake. Tucked away in the foothills, this shimmering jewel is a tranquil setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Some guests like it best for an afternoon of leisurely sunning or picnicking. The Alisal lake is teeming with bass and bluegill ready to be landed by rod and reel or fly.
The guest ranch offers private guided excursions during early morning or late evening hours, since feeding habits of different fish vary. If you wish to hone your angling skills, the lake staff is glad to provide traditional fishing and fly fishing pointers or lessons. The private fleet of boats includes kayaks, sailboats, canoes, bass boats, electric trolling boats and pedal boats. A variety of excellent boating options are all available at a nominal charge, from top-of-the-line bass boats for the seasoned fisherman to sail boats, canoes, kayaks and peddle boats for recreational boaters, Call (805) 686-7700 or visit www.alisal.com for more information.