in South Carolina
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In South Carolina
Lake Jocassee is the only major lake in South Carolina with a
significant population of trout. Some other, smaller lakes, ponds
and rivers contain trout as well. Visit the South Carolina Depatment
of Natural Resources website for information on trout
stocking in South Carolina.
The Chattooga River produced the South Carolina state record brook
trout and the state record brown trout and rainbow trout were both
taken from Lake Jocassee.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in South Carolina.