Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chattooga River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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April 5 SCDNR stocked the Chattooga, Chattooga (DH), and East Fork of the Chattooga. Spring is herer so make sure you have some dry flies in an Adams, Caddis, or traditional Catskill style patterns in 12-18. Always have a few BWOs on the ready for an overcast day or if the clouds move in front of the sun. Get away from the access points and walk a half mile or 2. If you can cover water easily try casting bushy dry flies and a bright green nymph dropper. If you are sticking to a few pools try a double nymph rig and swing your flies downstream. Chartreuse nymphs will get the fish moving.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 12 / 2021
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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

A dry-dropper rig can be a lot f fun this time of year and as it's great to get them on top. For best results fish the deeper and slower pools with a double nymph rig. Brighter green nymphs and heavy stoneflies are a great paring.

7-Day Forecast

Flow has dropped and the next few days will be prime! Rain again later in the week but maybe not enough to blow out the weekend.


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