Fishing Season: Year round

Chattooga River - SC

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Orvis Greenville's Tip of the Week

Get out early and target deep shady areas with the temperature rising. Keep an eye on the water temperature. Don't fish if its 65 degrees or higher

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Map of Chattooga River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 7/8/24

HOT!. We recommend fishing higher elevations during the summer months.

Techniques & Tips as of 7/8/24

Dries and Dry Droppers will be a safe bet! Try throwing small streamers in the early morning hours.

Local Species Available Year round

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    Brook hatchery supported and wild trout along with native Bartram's bass.

Orvis Greenville's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Prince Peacock 12-14
Green Weenie Fly chartreuse 12-16
Adams Parachute Dry Fly Grey 16-18
TH Duracell Jig Purple 14
Pat's Rubber Legs Brown, Black, Golden 8-12
Acticulated Streamers Brown, Olive, Black, 04-12
Shaky Worm Red 14
Fly Formerly Known As Prince Natural 12-18
Eggstasty Egg chartreuse 12-16
Crawdad Natural 06-10

Bead Head Prince

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Orvis Greenville's Recommended Gear

Description: About Chattooga River

The crown jewel of trout fishing in South Carolina is the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River. This is where "Deliverance" was filmed and it's just as untamed today as when Burt Reynolds canoed it. 15 minutes of walking from access points could put you in a prime spot where you won't hear or see another soul all day. 34°58'16.71"N, 83° 6'52.59"W is a public parking lot for the Burrel's Ford Campground.There is a short, easy, hike to the campground and river. The beauty of the Chattooga is it's choose-your-own-adventure style terrain. There is a great trail system here with multiple easy access points. The river is pretty easy wading for the most part but if you're feeling froggy, you can get your heart pumping in plenty of places. The fishing can be great here. It can also humble the most seasoned of anglers at times.

Nearest Airport:

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport


Caddis Sulphur Stonefly Midges Streamers

Best Time to Fish:

Dawn and dusk.

Best Stretch:

Burrells Ford Upstream

Best Access:

Burrells Ford or Hwy 28 Delayed Harvest section.