Santee Lakes Fishing Report: New Stock Includes Huge Trophy Trout

A look at the week's best catches, update on stocking, grilled trout recipe and more.

By Greg Even, Santee Lakes

WEEK OF: November 26, 2012


The Trout stock that was due to arrive on Nov. 30th has been postponed and will arrive by the end of this week Dec. 7. This stock will include some HUGE Trophy Trout!

  • Tony Borja from San Diego caught a 4 lb. 13 oz. Rainbow Trout out of lake 3 on rainbow powerbait.
  • Aiden Maki age 9 caught a 3 lb. 8 oz. Trout out of lake 4 on salmon powerbait and nightcrawler. Aiden also wrangled in a 3 lb. Catfish from lake 4. That’s a good day of fishing.
  • Jason Brumm age 6 from Lakeside caught an impressive 3 lb. 1 oz. Trout out of lake 2 on a plastic worm.
  • Jaxyn Cawldren age 5 from La Mesa caught a 2 lb. 11 oz. Rainbow Trout out of lake 4.


Dylan Ryder age 12 from La Mesa reeled in a 1 lb. Largemouth Bass from lake 4 on a crankbait. This fish was released.

Recipe of the Week:

Grilled Trout

Use Trout fillets with the skin removed. Cut the fillets into 4 inch pieces. Start the grill and get the coals white hot. Coat the Trout pieces lightly with olive oil; this will help prevent sticking to the grill. Place the Trout on the grill and cook for 5 minutes with the skin side down. Then carefully turn the Trout to the other side for 4 minutes. Do not turn the Trout fillet more than once or it might start to crumble. The fillet should flake easily when done.

Night Fishing (registered campers only, lakes 6 & 7)

Fishing Permit Fees

Adult (ages 16 and over) $9.00 per day

Junior (ages 7 to 15) $6.00 per day

Second fishing pole stamp $4.00

*One child under 7 may fish for free with a paid adult

** No California State Fishing License required to fish at Padre Dam’s Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve.


(stock will arrive on or before date below)

December 7, 2012 - 1,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout

John B December 04, 2012 at 05:31 PM
sounds like lake number four is hot right now. I like these fishing updates. Maybe this could be a weekly feature.
Steven Bartholow December 10, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I plan to post these weekly on Monday. Here's this week's- http://santee.patch.com/articles/santee-lakes-fishing-report-six-pound-catfish-saut-ed-trout-recipe


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