The weather forecast doesn’t look too bad for Upstate SC this weekend. A chance of thunderstorms does creep into the picture, but not a significant threat. The biggest chance is on Sunday. Highs around Pickens, SC look to be in the mid 80s with lows in the low 60s, and should be a little cooler if you head up towards Bad Creek and the Whitewater River.
Water levels for the time being have dropped back below normal a little for now. Of course that could change if some storms do develop. Below average most likely means clear water and the trout will be a little on the spooky side. Wild fish more so than the stocked trout, but nevertheless, they will be somewhat spooky as well. Keep your tippet light and movements minimal and calculated. Speaking of stocked trout, the SCDNR placed just over 3,000 fish into a combination of the Chattooga River, Chauga River, and Brasstown Creek.
Its still relatively warm, so terrestrials may draw some action as well as dry flies. Stimulators, Olives, and Adams all stand a pretty good chance of working. Nymphs are always a good choice. Prince, Pheasant Tail, Copper Johns, etc.