Today I fished Richland County with my cousin who is learning quickly how to trout fish. We picked out 4 new streams to try and all of them were pretty good. Access issues on one which allowed us to only fish under the bridge which was still productive, but I would love to find the land owner and see if I would be able fish on his property.
Got up early this morning and we were fishing by 7:00 a.m. trout were very active all day catching them on spinners, jigs and stick baits. Water temps were in the upper 40's and reached the 50's while we were fishing later in the afternoon. I would consider the streams we fished to be action streams we caught well over 50 fish and saw tons of them. Biggest Brown was around 15-16 inches and we caught a good number is this size. Biggest Brookie was around 11 inches and only caught two all day.
Richland County has well over 300 miles of Class 1 and 2 trout streams miles. Why I don't fish up here more I don't know, but I need to start making my way over here more.