Remember how I was talking about not messing with all the things? Maybe we should mess with all the things:
To sum up, cooler waters bring redfish up into the flats to eat fiddler crabs and other delicious morsels hiding out in the grass. How does one get up in the flats to chase and catch those hungry redfish?
Option A is to find yourself a pier or dock that goes out that way. Doable, but limiting.
Option B is to put on some waders and stomp out there. Messy, but can be fun.
Option C: get your butt in a kayak and paddle.
does this look like more trouble than it’s worth? i like the exposed hook, but futzing around with needles and rubber bands, i don’t know. you’re the big-water boi now, you tell me.
Campsites (marked with orange markers) are free, No out of state fishing licence required. Camping close to the river at all three campsites.
Rafting will cost about $100 per person, depending on option of Section III or Section IV. Section IV is more physically intense than section III. Section III is rated for beginners and is also about $10 cheaper. There is also an option to rent some inflatables and do an easy, laid back, unguided float. The latter will be the cheapest option. This link contains additional information regarding rafting on the Chattooga.
Unguided/ Equipment rental:
Hiking and Fishing:
Nearby trails lead to feeder creeks and waterfalls. River and feeder creeks are stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout, there is also a holdover population of Brown trout. Main river is ususally busy with rafting traffic and too deep to wade, but 10 miles north of the proposed campground is smaller and wadeable. Lake Tugaloo provides a flatwater fishing/paddling opportunity and contains Smallmouth Bass, Redeye Bass, and trout.
i didn’t sit through it all but i think it’s worth going through. around 5-6 min in he starts talking about Charleston’s jetty system.