Upstream Upstate


Pick streamers for Upstate trout in November

It’s that time of year again —delayed-harvest trout season in many Upstate trout streams and rivers.

October 21, 2008 at 10:51 am

Bass on a fly is an angling treat

It’s a pretty good guess that one sight you’ll never see in the boat of a professional bass fisherman is a brace of fly rods and reels. Read More...
September 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Autumn means nymphs for trout

A vast majority of the food a trout eats is below the water’s surface. As fly anglers, we love the sight of a trout taking a fly on top. It’s exciting and even a little classy, but the odds favor the fisherman who fishes down deep in the water current. It’s the fishing version of golf’s phrase, “Drive for show and putt for dough.”Read More...
August 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm

A guide to hiring a fishing guide

Want to learn a new technique or tackle a lake or river you’ve never fished before. Maybe you’re traveling, on vacation or don’t have much time to learn and research the lures and techniques that work on a lake or river during a particular season. Read More...
July 22, 2008 at 10:52 am

The early bird uses a big nymph

During the dog days of summer, it often pays to get up early and be on the water at or before daybreak. This especially applies to the coldwater and coolwater species such as trout and smallmouth bass, fish that become lethargic and don’t usually feed during the hottest hours of the day.

June 24, 2008 at 9:45 am

Match your fly rod to its task

In at least one respect, I have to admit to being slightly envious of golfers. Read More...
May 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Make catch-and-release work

In the world in which we live, with dwindling natural resources and new environmental threats to our fisheries appearing almost every day, practicing catch-and-release is a better idea than ever.Read More...
April 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Jocasse: trophy trout trolling

Early spring is an exciting time for fishermen everywhere; air and water temperatures are on the rise, the fish are on the move, and cabin fever is quickly becoming a distant memory.Read More...
March 25, 2008 at 1:15 pm

High and dirty can mean big trout

The month of March is often accompanied by high water in the area’s trout streams and rivers.

Although heavy, late-winter and early-spring rains can create conditions that first appear unfishable, high water is often when a stream’s biggest fish can be caught. Having enough confidence and knowing how to approach this type of water might be the ticket to landing the biggest trout of your lifetime.Read More...
February 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Go fly-ing for reservoir stripers

Casting to schooling, shallow-feeding striped bass over open water has become a winter tradition at Lake Hartwell and similar man-made reservoirs across the south. The chance to connect with one of these big, hard-charging fish on light tackle is the year’s highlight for many hard-core striper fishermen. Wherever present, stripers are always one of the favorite species targeted by anglers because of the their size potential, fighting prowess, and aggressiveness.Read More...
January 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Good gear is fly-tier’s No. 1 need

At some time during the frozen doldrums of mid-winter, when most anglers are merely trying to maintain dominion over their sanity, the ardent fly fisherman takes up fly-tying.Read More...
December 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm

Keeping warm is one cool idea

If you are like me, you fish all four seasons of the year. Cold weather can often lead to great fishing days, and you can usually count on having the best water all to yourself. Read More...
November 27, 2007 at 3:04 pm

Popular delayed-harvest is back

For South Carolina fly fishermen, November offers some of the most anticipated trout fishing of the year — delayed-harvest season.Read More...
October 24, 2007 at 8:51 am

Fish stalking, flats style, is a joy

Autumn ushers in some of the best fishing of the year on saltwater flats along the South Carolina coast. During this time of year, redfish become aggressive feeders, and the expansive grass and mud flats are the most-productive locations for hooking up with these favored gamefish.Read More...
September 26, 2007 at 9:42 am

Why size doesn’t always matter

The Upstate’s backcountry can open the door to some outstanding trout-fishing adventures. The small streams offer tranquility and solitude that is often missing from most fishing destinations in today’s crowded, hectic world. The size of the fish will be nothing to brag about, but at some point, you may come to the realization that the rugged and beautiful scenery is the real catch.Read More...
August 22, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Make a canoe comfy? No sweat

Fishing from a canoe has many advantages over motorized boats. Canoes are quiet, relatively inexpensive, and their portability allows adventurous anglers to reach remote backwaters that are inaccessible to conventional boats.Read More...
July 16, 2007 at 11:30 am