Fishing on SC Freshwater Coast

Fishing on SC Freshwater Coast

South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the country, primarily because we have wonderful year-round weather that allows for perfect fishing conditions nearly every day. The mild weather combined with so many fresh water fishing locations will give every fisherman the best vacation destination. You will have some great fresh water fishing options when you try out fishing in Lake Greenwood, Lake Russell, and Lake Thurmond.

Fishing at Lake Greenwood
When fishing in Lake Greenwood you are likely to catch white bass and perch. You also have really good chances for catching largemouth bass. Current fishing reports recommend a jigging depth of 30-36 feet for the best success. There are also many other predatory fish found in the depths of Lake Greenwood which adds to the fun of fishing there.

Fishing at Lake Russell
If you are fishing at Lake Russell then you will love the chance to catch striped bass, which is actually South Carolina’s state fish. You may experience an adrenaline-charged feeling catching a striped bass! Because of how hard they fight and how big they are. Catching one will give you great stories and pictures to share for a long time. Fishing at Lake Russell will also give you a good opportunity to catch perch, striped bass and catfish. In the winter, be prepared to go as deep as 70 feet for successful fishing. A great tip at Lake Russell is to follow the flocks of seagulls because they will lead you to the fish.

Fishing at Lake Thurmond
Lake Thurmond is right on the border of Georgia and South Carolina and is a sprawling impoundment of the Savannah River. Most anglers target stripers, largemouth, Crappie and bream. Very scenic with excellent public use facilities. You will be able to catch many different species of fish there as well. It is surrounded by wilderness, and if you watch along the shoreline while fishing, you might catch a sneak peek at some of the natural species of wildlife. A sprawling impoundment of the Savannah River. Most anglers target stripers, largemouth, Crappie and bream. Very scenic with excellent public use facilities

Plan your next getaway to the SC Old 96 District You will like the chance to explore the local culture and scenery and mostly, you will have great memories of reeling in the “big one”.

Check out our campgrounds, marinas and state park pages for places to stay and launch your boat or find your favorite fishing hole!

And, for more information on fishing go to dnr.sc.gov