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.
looks cool, fishy as hell, easy to paddle, swamp scenery
have you heard of scribblemaps? here’s his map of the trip.