By Greg Even, Santee Lakes
WEEK OF: December 31, 2012
The Lakes Trout Re-Opener will be held this weekend January 12 and 13.
2,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout will be split into lakes 3 and 4. This stock includes HUGE Trophy Trout as well as Tagged Trout worth CASH and Prizes!!
The Deveau family caught a HUGE Trout out of lake 7 while on a recent camping trip. The fish was not weighed but was estimated at 12+ lbs.
Colin Dupill age 8 from Ramona landed a giant Trout out of lake 2 tipping the scales at 10 lbs.
David Boyd caught a 7 lb. 5 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait and nightcrawler combo.
Daniel Senior and Tyler caught a 6 lb. 5 oz. and a 4 lb. 5 oz. Trout out of lake 3.
Devon King caught a 6 lb. 2 oz. Trout out of lake 2 on a nightcrawler.
Michael Sponsler from El Cajon caught a 5 lb. 12 oz. Trout off of the lake 3 pier on a roboworm.
Tyler Kay caught a 5 lb. 1 oz. Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait.
Matthew Carlin age 16 from Santee caught a 4 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow out of lake 2 on a nightcrawler.
Julie Bentley age 7 from Lemon Grove reeled in a nice 3 lb. Trout from lake 4 using a nightcrawler.
Ward Heinrichs from San Diego caught 4 Trout out of lake 3 on powerbait.
All Trout weighing 5 lbs. or greater will get you entered into the April 1st TV drawing.
Recipe of the Week:
Fried Trout Nuggets
- 2 to 3 pounds fish fillets
- seasoned salt
- 1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
- 1 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- vegetable oil for deep frying
Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat, about 360°. Cut fish in bite-sized pieces. Lightly sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Combine pancake mix and bread crumbs in a large plastic food storage bag. Dip fish in a mixture of beaten egg and water. Place fish in bag to coat with crumbs. Fry in hot oil for 7 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once.
Drain fish nuggets well on paper towels; serve fried fish nuggets immediately
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 12, 2013
2,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout