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Santee Lakes Fishing Report: 422 Anglers at the Trout Season Re-Opener

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

By Greg Even, Santee Lakes

WEEK OF: December 7, 2013

TROUT:

422 anglers attended this past weekend’s Trout Season Re-Opener. 2,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout was split into lakes 3 and 4 including tagged fish and HUGE Trophy Trout.

Fernando Martinez caught the largest Trout over the weekend at 8 lbs. 4 oz. He also caught a 6 lb. Trout that was the fifth largest. Both came out of lake 4 on a nightcrawler. Fernando won a portable DVD player, a fishing pole and tackle bag.

Kyle Joyce age 14 from Rancho Bernardo won 2nd place with a 6 lb. 9 oz. Trout from lake 3 on rainbow powerbait. Kyle won a bicycle. 

Daniel Tunnell took 3rd place with a 6 lb. 4 oz. Trout from lake 3 on a spinner bait. Daniel won 2 nights free camping. Daniel also caught a tagged Trout and won a mini fighter pole holder.

Dan Truong won 4th place with a 6 lb. 1 oz. Trout from lake 3 caught using powerbait and nightcrawler combo. Dan wins a 4 person Coleman Tent.

John Heil caught a 5 lb. 9 oz. Trout from lake 4 on powerbait.

Kenny Hall age 15 from I.B. caught a 5 lb. 6 oz. Trout from lake 3 on a crankbait.

Mario Gonzalez caught a 5 lb. 2 oz. Rainbow from lake 3 on powerbait.

Corry Binian landed a respectful 5 lb. 1 oz. Trout from lake 3 on nightcrawler/powerbait combo.

Jesse Hadaway from La Mesa caught a 3 lb. 12 oz. Trout from lake 3 on powerbait.

Ray Quecke caught a 2 lb. 12 oz. Rainbow from lake 3 on powerbait.

Leticia Dizon caught a couple of 3 pounders out of lake 3 on a nightcrawler one was tagged. Leticia won 2 adult and 2 Jr. fishing permits.

Julian Keaton-Hall age 8 from San Diego caught a 3 lb. tagged Trout out of lake 3 and won 2 adult and 2 Jr. fishing permits.

Darius Servis caught a tagged Trout out of lake 3 and won a rod and reel combo. 

Francisco Reyes caught a tagged Trout out of lake 4 and won a rod and reel combo.

Larry Bethune caught a tagged Trout out of lake 4 using powerbait/nightcrawler and won $25.

Bryanna, Bryan and Tyler caught a stringer full of Trout out of lake 4 using nightcrawlers and powerbait.

All Trout weighing 5 lbs. or larger get you entered into the April 1st drawing for a flat screen tv.

Plenty of tagged Trout still remain to be caught as well as some double digit Rainbows. Santee Lakes is open 7 days a week.

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.

NEXT STOCK

(stock will arrive on or before date below)

January 25, 2013

1,000 lbs. of Trout

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