Fishing Events

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

No State license is required, you can purchase your permit at the General Store or Gatehouse.

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

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS:

STOCKZILLA 

October 1 & 2, 2022

This is a mega Catfish Stock Event at Santee Lakes.  3,500lbs. of Catfish will be stocked. Book your campsites NOW!  You must be a registered Camper to fish in Lakes 6 & 7.

Catfish Season Opening Weekend April 22 & 23, 2023

2,500 pounds of catfish stocked!

Summer Night Fishing 2023:

Bring your lanterns and join us for our Night Fishing events from 5:00PM-11:30PM on the following dates in 2022:

June 8 & 22
July 6 & 20
August 3 & 17

Get your permit at the Gatehouse upon arrival.  Adults $10, Jr./Sr. $6 and second pole stamp $4.

Trout Season:

Opening Weekend November 5 & 6, 2022

2,500 pounds of trout stocked!

Re-Opener Weekend January 14 & 15, 2023

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