Broad River

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by Cutter, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    Hey all you catfish slayers out there! I use to catfish some on the broad river between chester and union county. It has been probable 15 years since we fished there. We caught some nice cats back then on set poles and rod and reels.

    Just wondering if any of you are fishing that river and if so are you catching any big cats?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I fish the Might Broad from the NC line to just below 99 Island in Cherokee County. I've caught some decent channel cats between Cherokee Falls and 99 Island. But I have fished it lately.
     

  3. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Wish i could help but I have only fished it in the Bueafort area for cobia.
     
  4. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Hey Rivercat that a completely different body of water. I've been over it going from Beaufort to Hilton Head but the one we are referring to runs from Black Mountain NC to Columbia SC. In Columbia it merges with the Saluda River to form the Congaree River which in turns run into the Wateree River forming the Santee River and Lakes.
     
  5. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Never knew that. I guess they say that you learn something new everyday. I lived down there for 1 year and guess I never thought of looking of a map of it I just always thought that was the end of the same river I crossed in columbia. Thanks for info.
     
  6. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    Where is the first place it is referred to as the Broad River? Isn't this when it leaves Lake Lure?? As a very small child my daddy would take me fishing on the Broad as we lived for a few years in Lockhart. All we ever caught were small cats.
     
  7. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Its listed as the Rocky Broad River above Lake Lure. Theres a place on Hwy 150 between Gaffney SC and Boiling Springs NC called the Greenway. From the Greenway is 8 miles to the Gaston Shoals Hydro Station also known as Dravo. They're 3 dams in Cherokee County on Broad River so we have a little more water to fish.
     
  8. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    I would to know where I could launch my boat and fish for some cats in the Broad. I live in Lancaster and my brother lives in Greenville and it would be great to have a place I could meet him and fish.
     
  9. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    The best area's in my opinion would be here in Cherokee County because of the launch sites are better maintained here. Personally I fish outta Pick Hill Landing because they'res more water in this area, well depth wise anyway. If you check out dukepower.com they have maps of the area. Good luck.
     
  10. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    Hickory, NC
    We never fished anywheres but the chester and union county area of the broad river. Theres a boat access area right off hwy 72 on the chester side. Bettered have a boat that can run in pretty shallow water cause the river is rocky and shallow in places there.

    Heres a link to the boat access areas in SC.

    http://www.dnr.sc.gov/pubs/boatfacilities.pdf

    It is in the Adobe Reader format you will need that program to read it its free. D/L it here.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
     
  11. TCALL

    TCALL New Member

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    Does anyone know where any public boat landings are for the Broad River around Columbia???

    The Rowing Club on I-20 has a landing...but their pretty anal about anyone using it...