Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing in South Carolina has produced some record fish. From fishing for Catfish on Lake Marion to fly fishing on the Saluda River, your next big catch is just a cast away. Popular freshwater catches throughout South Carolina include crappie, bream, striped bass, large and small mouth bass, catfish and trout.

South Carolina is home to 14 major reservoirs, which all together cover nearly 370,000 acres. Some of the top lake destinations for fishing include Lake Marion at Santee State Park, Lake Jocassee at Devils Fork State Park, Lake Murray at Dreher Island State Park, Lake Greenwood State Park, Lake Wateree State Park and many more. Trout, bass, catfish, crappie and shellcrackers can be found throughout these lakes, so make sure you bring plenty of bait! 

South Carolina’s state parks are filled with streams and rivers that make their way through the Upstate around the mountains and into the Midlands. A few of the most popular destinations include Little Pee Dee State Park on the Pee Dee River, Givhans Ferry State Park on the Edisto River and Landsford Canal State Park on the Catawba River. Many of the streams that flow through the mountains are a popular destination for fly fishing and come with breathtaking mountain views for a memorable trip with the entire family.