Let’s Go Fishing in Old 96 District

Let’s Go Fishing in Old 96 District

Did you know fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity, behind running? Freshwater is the most popular type, and 2 1/2 million people tried fishing for the first time in 2015. For more fun facts, check out the 2016 Special Report on Fishing.


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If you haven’t been hooked yet, you’ll find many great fishing holes here in which to get your feet wet.  Beautiful lakes in the Old 96 District provide year-round fishing opportunities. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, these lakes are great for beginners as well as expert fishermen. So, whatcha’ waiting for? Let’s go fishing!


Map of Old 96 District lakes


Drop Your Line in:

  • Lake Greenwood in Laurens and Greenwood Counties (named one of the best crappie fishing lakes in South Carolina by USA Today): Striped bass, crappie, and largemouth bass
  • Lake Russell in Abbeville County: Largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish, trout, and bluegill
  • Lake Thurmond in McCormick County (named by Lakes Online as one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation): White-striped and hybrid bass, largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill

Be sure to check our Places to Stay to see what your options are for extending your getaway. From campgrounds to bed and breakfasts, you’ll find just what you need.


Lodging Options- Campground to BnB