Eastatoee River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Eastatoee River, South Carolina Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
This week will be colder and sunny. SCDNR stocked the Chauga and Chattogas on the 12th. Fish in sunny water for most activity if the day allows. Water levels are great, bring gloves. SCDNR is back to reporting stocking of rivers. Monday 11/23 both Big and Little Eastatoee were stocked along with Rocky Bottom and Canebrake. Delayed Harvest season is here so enjoy the river and try the regulars like worms, eggs, and mops. Wooly buggers are always a go-to when the fish have lock jaw. Be prepared with split shot and get down deep. Eggs and worms are always a good bet. Maybe some BWO action if there is overcast sky this week. Get out and fish! Toss dry flies and try attaching a dropper nymph. Hike downstream and fish your way back up to the car. Pack some food and water and enjoy a great day in some of the most beautiful water that South Carolina offers!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 20 / 2021
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Eastatoee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Perfect

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: ALL DAY

Best stretch: Roy F Jones downstream or Upstream

Best access point: Dug Mountain

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Rainbow, Brown, Brook Hatchery Supported

Fishing season: Mid September to June

Nearest airport: GSP International

Person Fishing in a stream

Techniques & Tips

Small and large flashy nymphs combined or a flashy and natural nymph all fished along the bottom with an indicator. 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

Delayed Harvest is in effect. Stocked 12/4 so go hit it hard while the fishing is on!


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