For the angling enthusiast, Oconee County and South Carolina’s Mountain Lakes area has plenty of outstanding fishing opportunities whether you’re looking for an eventful day on the lake or a beautiful day of fly fishing in mountain streams. Here are a few highlights of what the area has to offer:
Small Mouth Bass
Large Mouth Bass
Red Eye Bass
Walhalla State Fish Hatchery
Built in the 1930?s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this is the only trout hatchery in South Carolina. Some 150,000 pounds of rainbow, brown and brook trout are raised here each year for stocking mountain streams and lakes. Visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery, fish in the East Fork which runs through hatchery grounds, or picnic in areas provided for the public. Nearby is the Elliot Rock Wilderness, which offers a series of scenic trails for hikers.
- 198 Fish Hatchery Road, Mountain Rest, SC
- (864) 638-2866