By Greg Even, Santee Lakes
WEEK OF: December 24, 2012
Santee Lakes will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Ernie Tate from Jamul caught an 11 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow out of lake 3 on a nightcrawler.
Dillon Henderson from La Mesa entered the double digit club with a 10 lb. 10 oz. Trout from lake 3 on powerbait.
Nik Sorenseene from La Jolla landed a 9 lb. 4 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on a nightcrawler.
Craig Card from San Diego reeled in a 7 lb. 1 oz. Trout from lake 4 on a nightcrawler.
Michael Delia age 4 from Spring Valley caught a respectful 7 lb. Trout out of lake 3.
Ralph Ross from El Cajon caught a 5 lb. 3 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on rainbow powerbait and nightcrawler.
Dillon Luke from Santee caught two Trout out of lake 2 using powerbait. Largest weighed 4 lbs. 8 oz.
All fish weighing 5 lbs. or larger will get you entered into the April 1 drawing for a flat screen TV.
What’s the largest Trout you caught in 2012? Let us know in the comments.
Recipe of the Week
Trout with Bacon
- 4 slices thick bacon
- 4 (8 ounce) trout, cleaned, heads and tails on
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Fry bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until crisp and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Drain on paper towels and set aside, reserving bacon fat in pan.
- Rinse fish, then dredge in cornmeal and season both sides to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add vegetable oil to the bacon fat, then heat pan over medium high heat until oil is hot.
- Working in batches if necessary, fry fish in combined fat and oil on one side until skin is golden and crisp, about 5 minutes.
- Carefully turn fish over and cook other side for 5 minutes more.
- Serve garnished with bacon.
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)
January 11, 2013
1,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout