A couple weather systems have passed through the area the last few days, but things are shaping up for a great weekend. Water levels are slightly below average, and trending downward, so conditions should be relatively clear. The temperatures expected this weekend are also indicating this may be an excellent time to get some fishing in. Looks like highs in the low mid 60s Saturday and Sunday, with lows staying just above freezing. The potential is certainly there.
The SCDNR stocked quite a few trout this week. Over 11,000 to be exact. These were placed into streams like the North and Middle Saluda, Big Eastatoee, Chattooga, Little Eastatoee, Little Canebrake, and Rocky Bottom. With conditions such as they are, wild trout may also be up moving around, so there should be lots of opportunities.
Bring all the usual flies. Para Adams, BWO, assorted nymphs, buggers, caddis, you name it. Its March out there, and fishing will begin improving dramatically starting about right now. Have your 6x tippet handy if water conditions prove to be really clear. The skies will be clear, and foliage is still sparse except for a few evergreens, so be prepared to keep it stealthy this weekend.