Catfish Bite Has Been Great

Channel Catfish
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Santee Lakes Staff

Catfish Bite Has Been Great

by Santee Lakes Staff

The catfish bite has been great lately with back-to-back stocks in the last two weeks. Popular baits include garlic scented shrimp and mackerel. Popular spots include the east side of lake 4 across from the island and the west side of Lake 3 near the point. The bass continue to bite on topwater baits in the early mornings such as frogs and spooks. Popular spots include the east shore of Lake 5 and the northwest corner of Lake 4. Our next scheduled stock will take place on Monday, August 24. Lakes 3 and 4 were most recently stocked on 8/17/20 with 500 pounds of catfish each.

Join us August 27, 2020 at 5 PM to beat the heat and enjoy a relaxing evening of fishing. Annual Parking/Fishing passes are not valid. 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 August and September. 

Stock Schedule 

June: 8, 15, 22

July: 13, 20, 27

August: 10, 17, 24

September: 7, 14

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