Cast A Line at Santee Lakes!

Our 7 lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and Rainbow trout on a seasonal basis. Bass and bluegill are also prevalent in the Lakes. Lakes 1 through 5 are for day use fishing, while Lakes 6 through 7 are for registered campground guests.

No State fishing license required; a fishing permit from the General Store is all you need! We also have fishing events throughout the year including night fishing.

To receive the Lakes weekly fish report via emailĀ CLICK HERE.

Please click here to see important restrictions due to Quagga Mussels.

To view a complete list of Rules & Regulations regarding fishing, click here.


Opening Weekend is November 6 & 7, 2021

November 6

November 19

December 3

December 17

December 31

January 15

Januray 28

February 11

February 25

March 11


Dates are subject to change.

Opening Weekend April 17 & 18 ~ 2,000lbs.

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

July 9, 23

August 6, 20

September 3, 17

Stockzilla ~ October 2 & 3

AsOf5.27.21santee lakes fish records

Lake Record Bass: 15.12 lbs. caught by Braeden out of Lake 3.
This Largemouth was caught on a big fish system on March 25, 2021.