Saluda River

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by JimmyJonny, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I took a ride up to the Saluda River in Easley yesterday. The dam was wide open so I hiked around 1/2 down stream to avoid the snags and hard current. I tried for about 2 hrs around the spillway but I lost to much tackle to hang around there. After lugging my stuff through a lot of thick cover I found a small spot to sneak in and fish. I caught some baby bass and carp but decided to try the carp. I put out the head half and not even 2 minutes later this channel cat hit me. Got him on a ultra light rod/reel/ circle hook. I didn't weight him but he was 27" long so I say that put me in the #10 range..give or take a pound. ( I say a solid #10, LOL.) He was caught around noon and also caught that smaller one shortly after. I also saw a bass prolly around #6 I tried to get him too but he just sat there I looked at me, LOL. I took off around 2:30pm because I knew I had a extra #10 to carry already.....and I swear he felt like 50lbs by the time I got back to the truck. It was a good trip, I wanted some fish to eat so he was a good catch. I hope my pics work this is my first time trying, enjoy -Jim-

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  2. droptine77

    droptine77 New Member

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    Its always fun to try a new spot and to actually catch something makes it better. Congrats.
     

  3. jsthumb

    jsthumb New Member

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    Congrats Jim on the nice channel. I was thinking about trying out the spillway this afternoon since we had some rain but I think I will hold off a little while if it is that hard of a current. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. chrisblue

    chrisblue New Member

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    I'd say thats a solid DD 10 lb channel.:big_smile:
     
  5. steelytom

    steelytom New Member

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    Nice bass too, probably a solid 6#'s. Always nice finding a new spot and fishing in solitude.
     
  6. pog2

    pog2 New Member

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    Nice channel Jim, sounds like you had a good time, and thanks for the pictures.
     
  7. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    That spot looks like prime flathead country! Congrats on the really nice channel, bet he was fun to fight on ultra-light!!!