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 probably some bait.

Trout Season:

Opening Weekend November 2 & 3, 2019

4,000 pounds of trout, including rainbow and lightning trout.

Prizes awarded for top 5 largest trout.  Tagged fish for prizes!

Trout Season Re-Opener:

Opening Weekend January 11 & 12, 2020

3,000 pounds of rainbow trout.  Prizes awarded for top 5 largest trout.  Tagged fish for prizes!

Click here for TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE

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.

Click here for CATFISH STOCKING SCHEDULE

Catfish Season Opener:

Opening Weekend April 6 & 7, 2019

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

Summer Night Fishing 2019:

Bring your lanterns and join us for our Night Fishing events from 5PM-11:30PM on the following dates in 2019:

June 13 & 27
July 11 & 25
August 8 & 22

STOCKZILLA!

October 5 & 6, 2019

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.