Fishing Events

We have great Fishing Events at Santee Lakes every year for all ages!

No State license is required, just a permit from the General Store, and maybe some bait.

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Trout Season:

Opening Weekend November 3 & 4, 2018

2,500 pounds of rainbow trout.  Large fish up to 12 pounds.  Prizes awarded for top 5 largest trout.

Trout Season Re-Opener:

Opening Weekend January 12 & 13, 2019

2,000 pounds of rainbow trout.  Large fish up to 12 pounds.  Prizes awarded for top 5 largest trout.

TROUT STOCKING DATES

  • January 13, 24
  • Febuary 7, 21
  • March 7

Catfish Season:

We stock our Lakes year round with over 35,000 lbs. of Catfish and Rainbow Trout on a seasonal basis! Bluegill and Bass are also prevalent. We have a catch and release policy on Large-mouth Bass.

Catfish Season Opener:

Opening Weekend April 7 & 8, 2018

2,000 pounds of catfish.  Large fish up to 12 pounds. Prizes awareded for top 5 largest catfish.

Summer Night Fishing:

Bring your lanterns and join us for our final Night Fishing event from 5PM-11:30PM

August 23

STOCKZILLA!

October 6 & 7, 2018

It’s BACK! Get ready for STOCKZILLA! This is a Mega Catfish Stock Event at Santee Lakes – 3,500 pounds of Catfish. Every Lake (1-7) will be stocked. Book your campsites NOW!  Our exclusive Camper Lakes 6 & 7 will split 1,000 lbs. of Catfish, and you must be a registered Camper to fish these lakes.

CATFISH STOCKING DATES

Dates are subject to change.  All stocks are 1,000 lbs. unless otherwise noted.

  • April 7  (2,000 lbs. 40 tagged for opener)
  • April 13, 20
  • May 4, 11, 25
  • June 1, 8, 15, 29
  • July 6, 13, 27
  • August 3, 10, 24, 31
  • September 7, 21, 29
  • October 6 (3,500 lbs. of Catfish)
  • TOTAL – 24,500 Catfish stocked