Santee Lakes Fishing Guide

Santee Lakes 7 lakes, a 190 acre park, that is 17 miles northeast of downtown San Diego

Santee Lakes offers great fishing for Rainbow Trout, Lightning Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Common Carp. Santee Lakes regularly stocks with catfish and Rainbow trout on a seasonal basis.

Santee Lakes 1 through 5 are for day use fishing, while Lakes 6 through 7 are for registered campground guests. Santee  Lakes 3 and 4 feature fishing piers.

No State fishing license required; a fishing permit from the General Store is all you need! Santee Lakes also offers fishing events throughout the year including night fishing.

Float tubes are permitted only on Santee Lake 1, but you do require to have a waiver be signed ahead of time.

Private boats, private kayaks and canoes are not allowed.

Santee Lakes Fishing Report

To receive the Lakes weekly fish report via email CLICK HERE.

Santee Lakes Fishing Rates

  • Adult Day Permit (Ages 16+) $10
  • Senior Permit (Ages 60+) $6
  • Junior Permit (Ages 15 and under) $6
  • Adult Night Permit (Campers only) $6
  • Senior & Junior Night Permit (Campers only) $3
  • Extra Pole Stamp $4
  • 12 Month Junior Bass Pass (Ages 15 & under -Catch & release) $75
  • 12 Month Teen Bass Pass (Ages 16-17 - Catch & release) $150

Santee Lakes Fishing Hours

  • Day-use visitors may fish only during posted Park hours
  • Registered campers may fish from sunrise to sunset with a Day-Use Fishing Permit and from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a Night Fishing Permit.

Directions to Santee Lakes

Santee Lakes Address

9310 Fanita Parkway,
Santee, CA 92071

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