Santee Lakes Fishing Report

Lake 4
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Santee Lakes

Santee Lakes Fishing Report

by Santee Lakes Staff

Lake Lowdown

Average Water Temperature: 79.2°F

Water Clarity: 4 Feet

The catfish bite has remained consistent with many reports of fish being caught on meal worms and shrimp. Popular spots include the west side of Lake 3 near the point and the southeast corner of Lake 2. The bass have been hitting on topwater frogs and wacky rigged senkos. Popular spots include the east shore of Lake 5 and the north shore of Lake 1. Our next scheduled stock will take place on Monday, June 22. Lakes 2 and 3 were stocked today, 6/15/20, with 500 pounds of catfish each.

Night fishing is back! Join us June 15, 2020 at 5 PM for our second night fishing event of the season. No California State License is needed, just a Santee Lakes daily permit. Lakes 1 through 4 only. 5 PM to 11:30 PM. A lantern and/or headlight is required, radios will not be permitted, and please remember to pick up your trash. Night fishing will occur the second and fourth Thursday of July and August. 

Stock Schedule 

June: 8, 15, 22

July: 13, 20, 27

August: 10, 17, 24

September: 7, 14

Park Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm.

Friday-Sunday: 6 am to 5 pm

General Store closed until further notice

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