Matilija Dam near Meiners Oaks, California
The lake has been closed for many years. The lake at one time was alot larger. The slots cut in the dam to minimize pressure. In a good rain the water flows over the face instead of the spillway. There are trout, bass, bluegill, red ears, crappie, but never seen catfish. The lake is very shallow with trees and obsticles making shore fishing difficult. The Lake is illegal with tresspassing, illegal parking ,and fishing fines. Below the dam is a extra 2500 dollar fine and being named a poacher.
Matilija Dam Fishing near Meiners Oaks, California
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Details for Matilija Dam
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Dam
Lat/Long: 34.484436 -119.308723
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Description for Matilija Dam, Ventura County, California
Matilija Dam is a dam located just 3.1 miles from Meiners Oaks, in Ventura County, in the state of California, United States, near Ojai, CA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, rainbow trout and redear sunfish here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Matilija Dam. Alternate names for this dam include Matilija 86 Dam.
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