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All about fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout in area lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in South Carolina

Trout Waters

Lakes in South Carolina with a significant population of trout include Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Blalock, Lake Bowen, Lake Jocassee, Lake Monticello, Lake Tugalo, Parr Reservoir and Lake Russell. The Chatanooga River offers trout fishing. Some other, smaller lakes, ponds and rivers contain trout as well.

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 5 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 17 lbs 9.5 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

South Carolina State Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout was caught from Lake Jocassee.

The state record brook trout was taken out of the Chattooga River.

The state record brown trout came from Lake Jocassee.

Visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website for information on trout stocking in SC.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Additional trout information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

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