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Thread: Trout Fishing The Saluda River

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    Has anyone here ever fished the Saluda for Trout?
    What is the best time of the year to fish that river?
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    fish it year round. they just stocked heavily in the last month. should be about right.
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    Yea, should be just right. That is if a 3 inch fingerling can grow like hell in 3 weeks!
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    they dropped a big net of 8 inch fish from the walhalla hatchery...focker.
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    Any place to park and wade or do you have to use a canoe?
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    8 inches eh? So now we can fish for "biggie size sardines!

    You can put a boat in off Corley mill road or walk in from there. There are other spots but I ain't tellin ALL I know.
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    Just watch Flyfishing on ESPN and leave the seed stock alone.

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    They stock a range of sizes of hatchery fish. I have fished it several times. It is not really flyfishable in many spots....it is deep and very fast moving. The fish we have caught were on panther martins & rooster tails around the big breaks. As far as fishing it, leave the waders at home it is way to dangerous to wade and if you are in a canoe it better be very stable, if they are pulling water forget it. You need a jon boat with a 25 hp motor and a powerful trolling motor!

    good luck with it!
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    Go in late spring on a nice sunny day when they're not releasing much water... Wade out into the middle of the river (downstream of hopes ferry would be one choice, but there are others) and fish with canned corn in the shallow sections (say 2-5 feet) in swift but not too swift water around/near the rocks. If you want to get away from some of the crowd that habituate the landings, get in a canoe and find a good spot downstream. Don't recommend a boat on those low water days unless you like hitting rocks and patching holes. You can catch a stringer in about 3 hours on a good day.

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    I Fish the upper Saluda every now and then because it's close to home. Usually in the late Spring it will produce with Prince Nymphs or assorted other dark colored dries. It's a good place to go when other streams get too hot in the summer.

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    In a couple of months, those fingerlings will be striper snacks.
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    Yep! They used to dump'em into Lake Russell from the Hwy 72 bridge by the thousands. Truck came down from a Tennessee hatchery. They may still do this, not sure. But you can catch them as fast as you can cast in the backs of necks and off the islands using a Panther Martin or even a real small Rebel diving plug. I think the trout try and eat the treble hooks. But you have to watch the length limit real close and it's hard to catch any legal trout. But it's fun!

    I've heard they dump them in for striper food.
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