Santee Lakes Fish Report – 8/8/17

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  • The average water temperature at Santee Lakes is 80.1•F. Most lakes have a water clarity around 4 feet.

    Catfish are still biting well on mackerel and shrimp. Bluegill are biting extremely well and have been taking just about any live worm you can throw at them. The bass are starting to get pickier so dig deep in your tackle box and try something new.

    Upcoming Catfish Stocking Schedule

    • August 18th
    • August 25th
    • September 1st
    • September 15th
    • September 22nd
    • September 29th

    This Thursday will be another night fishing event. Lakes 1-4 will be open until 11:30 PM. All anglers are required to have a lantern and no radios are allowed. For more information, call 619-596-3141 or visit

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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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