By Greg Evans, Santee Lakes
WEEK OF: January 6, 2014
The Trout Re-Opener event was a great success this past weekend. 515 anglers participated in the 2 day event. 2,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout from Jess Ranch Trout Farm provided for some awesome fishing. The stock, which included huge trophy trout and tagged trout, was split between lakes 3 and 4. 26 tagged Trout are still swimming in the lakes waiting to be caught as well as some double digit lunkers.
Largest Trout contest results:
Mike Sable 9 lb. Trout out of lake 4 on powerbait. Mike wins Free fishing for a year.
Cody Lobel 8 lbs. 9 oz. out of lake 3 on powerbait. Cody wins a Mongoose Bike.
Robert Walker 8 lbs. 4 oz. out of lake 3 on a powerball and powerworm combo. Robert wins Free Park entry for 1 year.
David Gregory 8 lbs. 2 oz. out of lake 3 on a nightcrawler. David wins 2 nights camping.
Robert Walker 7 lbs. 8 oz. out of lake 3 on a powerworm. Robert won a rod and reel combo and a tackle box.
James Ellison reeled in a 7 lb. 2 oz. Trout from lake 4 on a nightcrawler.
Scott Terriquez caught a 6 lb. 12 oz. Rainbow out of lake 4 on PB/nightcrawler combo.
Hector, Andy and Leon all helped to haul in a 6 lb. 10 oz. Trout from lake 4 on nightcrawler/powerbait combo.
Sheryl Kopher pulled in a 6 lb. 8 oz. Trout from lake 3 on PB/nightcrawler combo.
Brian Lobel caught a 6 lb. 5 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait.
Frank DeLorenzo weighed in a 6 lb. 5 oz. Rainbow from lake 3 on rainbow PB.
John Okesson caught a 6 lb. 1 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait.
Richard McDonald caught a 5 lb. 14 oz. Trout using powerbait.
Ralph and Steven Berry ages 5 and 7 hauled in a 5 lb. 8 oz. Trout from lake 4.
Jonathan Flores caught a 5 lb. 8 oz. Trout out of lake 4 on PB.
Dylan Serpas caught a 4 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow out of lake 4 on PB/nightcrawler.
Tony Sihabouth caught a 4 lb. Trout using a jig on lake 4.
Craig Briley reeled in a 4 lb. and a 1 lb. Trout from lake 4 using powerbait.
Jason Dixon caught a 4 lb. 8 oz. Trout on a kastmaster in lake 3.
Allison Page caught a 4 lb. Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait.
Damien Summers caught 5 Trout out of lake 4 using PB/nightcrawler combo.
Elijah Calvillo age 10 caught a 3 lb. Trout out of lake 4 on rainbow powerbait. This was a tagged trout and Elijah won a Flambeau tackle box.
Mike Masi caught a 2 lb. 4 oz. Trout out of lake 4 on chartreuse powerbait.
Lori and James Way caught 2 Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait and mice tails.
Mike and Cheryl Johnson from Ramona caught 2 Trout out of lake 4 using chartreuse PB and mice tails.
Bick and Leah Matuska used garlic powerbait to reel in a nice Trout from lake 4.
Nathaniel Perez age 12 caught a tagged Trout out of lake 3 and won a rod and reel combo.
Akeem Kellogg caught a tagged 1 lb.13 oz. Rainbow out of lake 4 on a kastmaster. Won $25.
All Trout catches 5 lbs. and over qualify the angler for the April 1st TV drawing.
Recipe of the Week: Oatmeal-crusted Trout
- 4 1-ounce packets plain instant oatmeal(about 1 1/3 cups)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 strips thick-cut bacon, sliced
- 2 leeks, sliced into half-moons
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 4 5-ounce skinless trout fillets
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Coarsely grind the oatmeal in a food processor. Transfer to a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper. Beat the egg and milk in another shallow dish.
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Remove and reserve all but about 2 tablespoons drippings from the skillet. Add the leeks and garlic to the skillet and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the parsley, bacon, and salt and pepper to taste; keep warm.
Line a baking sheet with a double layer of paper towels. Dredge the trout in the oats, dip in the milk mixture and then in the oats again, turning to coat. Heat the reserved bacon drippings with the olive oil in another large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the trout in batches until golden on one side, about 3 minutes, then flip and fry until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Add the vinegar to the skillet and bring to a boil. Serve the trout with the leeks and drizzle with the vinegar dressing.
(stock will arrive on or before date below)
January 24, 2014
1,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout
Lakes 3, 6 and 7 will be stocked