Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Mark White
Fly Fishing Map of Chattooga River, SC
Bookmark and Share
Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Pats rubber legs Worms Mop flies Hot head pheasant tails Wolly buggers Streamers in the deep holes. Galloup B Legal in grey/white, Peanut Butter Envy in white or black
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 16 / 2018
tab1
tab1
tab1
tabend
tabend
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chattooga River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 188 CFS

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning to noon

Best stretch: Burrells Ford Upstream

Best access point: Burrells Ford or Hwy 28

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges Caddis Terrestrials Stoneflies

Fish species: Rainbow, Brown, Brook hatchery supported and wild trout

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Techniques & Tips

Double nymph rigs. Big attracting fly with small pheasant tail / hares ear / nymph following. Use a heavy fly as your bottom fly and try lighter weighted or unweighted flies above. Connection can be made by leaving a tag end longer at your leader to tippet connection. Make your tag ends no longer than 2-3 inches to avoid tangles.

7-Day Forecast

Get out early and fish while the water is cool. Nymph rigs and dry dropper set ups will work best. Terrestrials are out! Lay off the trout around noon because of warm water temps. Check out the lower stretches for red eye bass. Small top water and baitfish will wear them out!

Save Email


Add Your Fishing Report