Once again we saw some interesting weather this week, included the second Atlantic named storm to occur this year prior to hurricane season. Tropical depression Beryl brought quite a bit of rain to areas in the eastern part of the state, while the Upstate received a few spin off storms, but not enough to push the trout waters above normal.
The weather looks to be reasonably nice this weekend. A front is making its way across the area this evening, bringing sunny skies and highs around 80 degrees. Lows will range from the upper 50s to low 60s on Sunday.
The SCDNR stocked over 4,000 trout this week which included the Little Eastatoee, Little Canebrake, Rocky Bottom, and Chattooga River. We should be reaching the, almost anything goes, stage in trout fishing. Terrestrials should be moving around good now, so you may want to add hoppers, inchworms, and ants to your arsenal on both wild and stocked fish. Looking at current Upstate water levels, I’d be thinking 6x tippet this weekend.