Today’s Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that, to supplement the existing populations of bass and bluegill, about 1,000 pounds of trout will be planted in the Loch Lomond reservoir on two separate occasions this spring. The Department of Fish and Game hasn’t planted trout here in several years. The new trout are an enticement to fishermen to return to the lake this summer and in the future.
Loch Lomond, located at the end of West Drive above and just beyond the Lompico area of Felton, is a gorgeous and quiet get-a-way. Because the lake is part of Santa Cruz’ City water supply, outside boats and sports craft are not allowed on the lake – this is intended to reduce the introduction of invasive species that can clog water pipes. The unintended result is a peaceful, natural feeling mountain lake located just 1/2 hour from downtown Santa Cruz and about 10 minutes from down town Felton.
There are trails for hiking, picnic areas, and rental boats available, as well as a enrollment system for people to quarantine and store their boats. The lake is closed for the winter now, but reopens for a long summer season around Memorial Day, ending around Labor Day.
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