Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Mark White's Tip of the Week
There's never been a better time to put a Bartram's Bass in your net! Chattooga was stocked with trout by SCDNR on 7/26 and 7/28. Evening storms the past few days have brought our flows back to respectable levels. Temps are hot, though! If you plan on catch and release fishing for trout, definitely go barbless , move up in tippet size, and use a net to eliminate handling the fish. Hike a little to get away from the crowds and find some pools to work. Evening always brings about some dry fly action but the earlier you are out, the better. 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.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 8/1/22
Water and air temps are getting hotter in the afternoons, play those fish quick and get them back into the water.
Techniques & Tips as of 8/1/22
Dry droppers, poppers and crayfish.
Local Species Available Year round
Brook hatchery supported and wild trout along with native Bartram's bass.
|Elk Wing Caddis||Tan||12-14|
|TH Duracell Jig||Purple||14|
|Pat's Rubber Legs||Brown, Black, Golden||8-12|
|Acticulated Streamers||Brown, Olive, Black,||04-12|
|Fly Formerly Known As Prince||Natural||12-18|
Elk Wing Caddis
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line