South Carolina

South Carolina Stuffed with Big Brook Trout

By: Chris Shaffer South Carolina isn’t recognized as one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the East. Meanwhile, tucked into the Upstate lies some of the best brook trout fishing in the country right now. You are reading this correct. A short drive from Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, the rivers and creeks of [...]

South Carolina Stuffed with Big Brook Trout2018-12-23T16:09:38+00:00

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat

By: Chris Shaffer We had three strikes against us upon arrival to Santee Cooper lakes to target catfish in the heat of summer. The woman who ran the lakeside tackle shop giggled when she told me we were here during the toughest time of year to catch catfish. Strike two: we were on a boat [...]

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat2018-08-06T15:34:54+00:00

Stocked Trout Available In South Carolina’s South Saluda

By: Chris Shaffer Every day dozens of people stop at Wildcat Branch Falls along Highway 11 to view the waterfall. Most have no idea the South Saluda River meanders across the street and is stuffed with trout. While the main Saluda can be intimidating to fish, the South Saluda isn’t. It’s a slow moving river [...]

Stocked Trout Available In South Carolina’s South Saluda2018-06-30T10:45:24+00:00

South Carolina’s Little Eastatoe Creek Restocked with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer We’d never been to the South Carolina’s Little Eastatoe Creek. Meanwhile, a few days prior to Memorial Weekend an angler suggested we try our luck here after catching and releasing a few dozen trout on the South Saluda. We parked at Long Shoals Roadside Park (along with a few other anglers), walked [...]

South Carolina’s Little Eastatoe Creek Restocked with Trout2018-06-07T08:28:22+00:00

South Carolina’s Chauga Stuffed with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer As with all Southeast states South Carolina has been aggressively stocking mountain rivers and streams ahead of the holiday weekend. As expected, the Chauga River has remained a priority. The upper and lower sections of the river were stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout this week – and lots of them. [...]

South Carolina’s Chauga Stuffed with Trout2018-05-24T07:10:57+00:00

Chattooga River Stuffed with Rainbow Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Extreme drought has hit the Southeast this fall and while some precipitation has fallen between Thanksgiving and now streams and rivers remain much lower than historical averages. Meanwhile, that hasn’t affected trout fishing along the South Carolina and Georgia border. In fact, it could be better than normal as trout are corralled [...]

Chattooga River Stuffed with Rainbow Trout2018-04-18T18:59:21+00:00

South Carolina’s Chauga River Loaded with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer With as good as the Clemson Tigers have been this fall some South Carolina anglers have spent their weekends tailgating rather than fishing in the Upstate. Meanwhile, those who have ventured up into the Sumter National Forest are stumbling upon epic trout fishing. Several waters are fishing well. However, action on the [...]

South Carolina’s Chauga River Loaded with Trout2018-04-18T18:59:23+00:00

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