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 7 & 8, 2020

2,000 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 16 & 17, 2021

3,000 pounds of rainbow trout.  Prizes awarded for top 5 largest trout.

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

Summer Night Fishing 2020 (dates could change due to COVID-19 concerns): 

Bring your lanterns and join us for our Night Fishing events from 5:00PM-11:30PM on the following dates in 2020:

June 11 & 25
July 9 & 23
August 13 & 27
September 10 & 24

STOCKZILLA Lite

October 3 & 4, 2020

It’s BACK, but a on a smaller scale! This is a semi-mega Catfish Stock Event at Santee Lakes – 4 Lakes including 2 camping lakes will be stocked with 500 lbs. of Catfish each. Book your campsites NOW!  You must be a registered Camper to fish in Lakes 6 & 7.