Get those light action rods and beetle spins ready. Oh yeah, and our favorite: CRICKETS. I’m thinking this is a good way to go for the fishing portion on things on the Santee River Paddle/Camp. I don’t want to mess with catfish.
I’m seeing a couple possibilities here for a overnight paddle and camp trip. The first one is just heading straight down the main body of the Santee river starting at Jamestown, SC.
Day 1: Echaw Creek-McConnell’s Landing
Day 2: McConnell’s Landing – Wambaw Creek (via Chicken Creek)
According to the available info both segments are about 4-5 hours paddling time. That will leave us time to stop and fish along the way and not be in a rush to get to the landing. Also, the entire southern bank is national forest land. Several more landing spots not on the map are available for camping/stopping.
The other possibility is starting in a tributary to the river, but ending up in the same place.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS QUESTIONABLE MUSIC CHOICES
Includes an interesting 3 day paddle/camp plan for Lake Jocassee. I can taste those sweet delicious trout!
Yeah, so Jocasee is fed by a bunch of WATERFALLS. You can’t gird your loins against the unbridled majesty.
new friend, blogger and jackson fishing team member Jim Ware glowingly suggested this as one of his all-time favorite experiences. this dude has fished and paddled and camped alllll over the place.
bonus: the chance to catch the rare and elusive Suwanee Bass.