Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Gonna be a great week again!! some fresh fish have been reportedly placed in the river. Looks to be mostly a dry atmosphere and not much rain in the forecast. Dry flies may be productive mid day. Water should be at a great level and sunny runs may produce better than the shade for a dry. Never know unless you go. Try beetles, hoppers, ants, or cicada patterns with a small PT dropper. Be careful on the water, watch out for lightning. Try Hwy 76 bridge to Bull Sluice with small poppers for bass. Hiking away from the parking areas will gain access to less pressured fish. Find the fast water and fish a yellow Stimulator or Humpy. Dropping a simple pheasant tail or prince nymph is a good go-to for mid afternoon water. Mid Day is warming up so let the shadows lead you to afternoon water. How about learning something new? Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRncRaJdz
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 13 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chattooga River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Perfect

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: ALL DAY

Best stretch: Burrells Ford Upstream

Best access point: Burrells Ford or Hwy 28

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis Sulphur Stonefly Midges

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

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Techniques & Tips

Bugs will start hatching, look for tan caddis along with assorted mayflies, so dust off those dry flies and make sure you have a good leader ready to go. Nymph fishing will continue to be great, especially when the water is still high from rain. Get those flies in the deep holes early with extra split shot. As the day warms up find those riffles and fish smaller flies.

7-Day Forecast

Warming weather and water should excite remaining fish to feed. Bushy caddis, stimulator, or attractor patterns with a simple nymph below. Rubber legs are always a go-to!


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