Streams at lower elevations, with less gradient are perfectly suited to brown trout, which grow larger than their rainbow and brown trout cousins.
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Looking for a brown-out

Brown trout aren’t native to the Carolinas, but they thrive throughout certain waters in both states. Anglers shouldn’t be afraid to upsize their lure offerings when targeting browns. […]

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Jocassee anglers double up on citation brown trout

Billy Lewis of Liberty, S.C. knew the trout fishing on Lake Jocassee would be good during the latter part of April. On previous trips the weeks before, he started dialing in on a good pattern trolling flutter spoons from downrigger balls behind his pontoon boat and had already caught a couple of limits. 

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Youth angler catches 5-pound brown trout in Ashe County

This time of year, it’s common to let our attention go to the beaches of the Carolinas for fishing offshore, nearshore, and inshore. The fishing is great for many different species along the coast, but we shouldn’t overlook the trout fishing that we have in the western part of both states.

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Jocassee angler catches 9-pound, 8-ounce brown trout

Capt. Sam Jones of Jocassee Charters said the fishing on the Upstate, S.C. lake has been great in the past few weeks, and he only expects it to get better as the spring weather stabilizes. And he put one of his clients on a brown trout last week that is the new boat record for Jocassee Charters.

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