By Greg Even, Santee Lakes
WEEK OF: December 7, 2013
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.
(stock will arrive on or before date below)
January 25, 2013
1,000 lbs. of Trout