I'm going to try out a local river next weekend in the yak. I've never fished a river from the yak, so any tips would be appreciated. Also if anyone is interested in joining me I would welcome the company.
I believe it is around 8 miles from Broad River Greenway to the takeout mentioned above. I have never been on this section it is just based on what I have been told but I know some guys who claim to do pretty well on smallies.
You can. Well at least you could when I was going to school in boiling springs. Made the trip from 150 to 18 a bunch.
I was always under the impression that long as you stowed the gear you could cross into SC to take out. Never was checked to confirm that but I asked around and got that same info on both sides of the border.
Joining this board has gotten me itching to come home.
If youve never river fished, id suggest doing the float in sc from hwy 18 to cherokee falls. The stretch from Lake Houser to SC has some tough to navigate shoals. Ive caught most of my bigger fish on the Hwy 18 float also. The river has been muddy and high so I havent been fishing there lately.
Floated 8/2 from Houser to the greenway. I loved it, but like KM said, there were some pretty dicey areas. Managed to keep the NuCanoe upright, and although the fishing wasn't great (water too high?), I didn't get skunked. Caught two teeny smallmouth and a few redbreasts.
I really appreciate all the input. Can't wait to get back out there and do it again.