Santee Lakes Fish Report – 6/22/15

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  • CATFISH: The Santee Firefighters held their annual Kids Free Catfish Derby this past Saturday. 140 Junior anglers were in attendance. The participants enjoyed free fishing, bbq lunch and raffle prizes. A big THANK YOU to the Santee Firefighters, Boy Scout Troop 384, Lakeside Bait & Tackle, Lakeside Optimist Club and West Marine.

    Last Thursday’s night fishing event was well attended by Anglers and Catfish. Lakes 1 through 4 were open to fishing till 11: 30 pm; however lakes 3 and 4 proved to be the hot spots. Join us July 16th for the next night fishing event.

    • Nathan Nguyen from Poway caught a 7 lb. 8 oz. Catfish out of lake 4 on mackerel.
    • Mikey Saliphiu caught 3 Catfish out of lake 4 also on mackerel. Largest weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz.
    • Andres Chavira reeled in a 3 lb. 7 oz. Catfish from lake 3 on mackerel and shrimp combo
    • Jacob Robbins from Lakeside caught a 4 lb. 7 oz. Catfish out of lake 4 using shrimp.
    • Steven Morris from San Marcos caught a 3 lb. 3 oz. Cat out of lake 4 on mackerel.
    • Moises Vasquez reeled in a 2 lb. 9 oz. Catfish from lake 4 on mackerel.
    • Travis Koopman caught a 2 lb. 6 oz. Catfish out of lake 3 on shrimp.
    • Damien Espinola managed 2 Catfish out of lake 3 on stink bait.
    • Tom Nadame reeled in a couple of 2 lb. Catfish from lake 4 on mackerel and stinkbait.
    • Jorge Valenzuela caught a 2 lb. 2 oz. Catfish out of lake 3 on shrimp.
    • Jeremiah Panhwanh caught a 1 lb. 13 oz. Catfish from lake 4 on mackerel.

    BASS: Bob Serrano hauled in an impressive 12 lb. Bass from lake 5. This double digit largemouth was lured in with a live nightcrawler.

    Night Fishing (registered campers only, lakes 6&7)

    ** No California State Fishing License required to fish at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve.

    Fishing Permit Fees

    • Adult (ages 16 and over) $9.00 per day
    • Junior (ages 7 to 15) $6.00 per day
    • Second fishing pole stamp $4.00
    • *One child under 7 may fish for free with a paid adult

    NEXT STOCK (stock will arrive on or before date below)

    June 26, 2015 – 1,000 lbs. of Catfish

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    Santee Lakes

    Santee Lakes is a small set of 7 man-made reservoirs in Santee, CA about 17 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. Rainbow trout are stocked heavily in the winter months, and channel catfish are stocked equally heavily the rest of the year.


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