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Fished Warwoman today for about 3 hours. Started at confluence of Moorsingills and fished up to the little branch that (as far as I can tell) has no name.
Caught and released what I'd swear was a wild rainbow in the first hole about 3:30. Picked up a stocker brown about 4:00, then a stocker rainbow about 5:30. Lost another rainbow somewhere in between. The three I landed were all right at 11" and the one I lost looked to be about the same.
Fishing was a good bit slower than I'd expected today, but the incoming cold front probably had something to do with that. But I got to mark some new water off my "to fish" list, knocked some of the off-season rust away, learned a few things (after 25 years, imagine that), and it was much better than working!
02-18-06, 08:27 AM
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.
02-18-06, 07:41 PM
Where is Warwoman?
In Clayton, turn right at the 3rd light (I'm counting the one at Wal-Mart as #1). You'll make the turn between a gas (Chevron?) station and a Burger King.
Go about a quarter mile to the stop sign, turn right onto Warwoman Road. Go about 8-9 miles and turn right onto Earl's Ford Road. After a quarter mile the river will be on your right (private) and if you keep straight you'll cross a one-lane concrete bridge. Past this point the river is on USFS land all the way down to its confluence with the Chattooga.
I parked just past this bridge where the road leaves the river and walked downstream almost a mile and fished back up. Earl's Ford Road also continues and comes back to the river about 2 miles downstream and about a half mile upstream of the Chattooga confluence. I haven't been down that far in many years, but the last time I was there I wouldn't cross Earl's Ford without 4wd. Plenty of rocks at the ford but a little deep for my comfort.
The section I fished Friday from the Moorsingills Creek confluence was a good bit different from most of the streams I've fished of this size. There were lots of those long, clear, slow-moving stretches with sandy bottoms and a lot of spots where the river flowed over very shallow rock-filled riffles all the way across. Not as many deep runs and backside rock pockets as I've seen in other places.
Just a little FYI in case anyone else besides me has never been there.
02-19-06, 12:39 PM
I thought it was up that way but just wasn't too sure. Some friends and I camp up at Sandy Ford off of Warwoman when we get some relief from classes and the weather seems to cooperate. Alot of my buddies spin fish the section right in front of the beach and down to where the tributary comes in to the river from the SC side. A few trout but the majority of the fish are bream, and small bass. Last year I bought a SC license so that I could fish up the tributary. The trib seemed to hold more trout. One day i fished only about 1/10 of a mile up stream and managed a grand slam. It was a good day to say the least.
Thanks for the info. I might have to venture further up Warwoman next time.
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