Santee Lakes Fishing Report

Santee Lakes Fishing Report

by Santee Lakes Staff

Anglers are still catching a lot of nice sized trout this week, despite it being the week after the opener. Eddie Hernandez (pictured top right) caught this 5.4 lbs trout out of lake 3 on a mini jig. Brandon (pictured top left) also had good luck this week. He caught this 4.5 Lbs. trout on a worm/powerbait combo out of lake 4 with his dad.

There are still plenty of prizes left out there. Luon Sangsanoy (picture bottom left) won this $25 visa gift card when he caught a tagged trout this week out of lake 3. Mike Hirst (picture bottom right) claimed his prize this week for coming in seconded in our top 5 biggest fish contest for the trout opener. Please visit for more information and updates.

Lake Lowdown

Lake 4 has over taken Lake 3 this week as the most productive trout lake with Lake 2 coming in a close second. Anglers are still pulling trout out of Lake 3 but it has slowed down considerably since the opening weekend.

Mini jigs and Powerbait continue to be the baits of choice for anglers here at the Lakes.

Stock Schedule:

Nov. 18
Dec. 2, 16, 30
Jan. 13, 27
Feb. 10, 24
Mar. 10
(stock dates are subject to change).

Fishing Permit Fees:

Adult (ages 16 & older) $9.00 per day
Junior & Senior $6.00 per day (15 & under; 60 & older)
1/2 Price Fishing Days $3.00-$4.50 (select dates)
Extra Pole Stamp (max. 2 poles) $4.00 per day
Junior Bass Pass (15 & under, catch & release) $75 / per 12 months

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