River Bluff Estate
May 16, 2018
The Jon Boat and Fishing
on the Waccamaw River
River Bluff Estate is about 70' above the river, with a long walkway to the fixed dock with a little shed on it; then there is a ramp to the floating dock. There you will find the little jon boat and paddles (meaning, you paddle) that sits on the floating dock. We try to keep life vests in the shed on the fixed dock, (but, if you don't see them, let us know). Guests are certainly welcome to use it. And, just like the pool and River warnings, it is at your own risk. In order to get your bearings between our location and the River, we are at the edge of an inlet, called Tilley Swamp. It actually goes back aways to Tilley Lake. Should you paddle to the right, and as you make the curve, you may see that the beavers keep it damned up most of the time. Just a peaceful pretty little section. With little or no boat traffic. If you go out into the River to the left, just beyond our dock, you are on the Waccamaw River.
The Waccamaw River actually forms from Lake Waccamaw in NC. As it gets into SC, it is still a spread out, flowing swamp. Then, becomes a River. It flows by us, through the County seat - Conway, onto the Intercoastal Waterway and then on out to the Atlantic.
Our property sits at a hairpen turn, there is an eddy (deep swirl of water) that digs a hole in the River bottom because of the rapid flow in that spot. Our depth finder showed it at 65 feet, and about 40' wide.
Now. Back to the jon boat. If you want to fish (there's plenty - mostly cat fish, brim, some ghar). We have rod/reels, etc. Hopefully they are in order. They are somewhat maintained, as it is not officially offered, but they are not always maintained by us. We don't really offer that - but, you are welcome to what we have along that line.
For bait, just about a mile away. If you pull out of Wildhorse (our location), take a right on Hwy 90. About a mile on the left is a convenience store. They have worms and crickets.
You can reach us at 843-279-0112