St. Stephen Fish Lift

SC's Only Fish Lift Offers Underwater View

Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Shad Cam project! The Shad Cam will be active from late March through early June.

The following links each retrieve a recent one minute video file. These video files are large and it will take a minute for the video to fully download and begin to play. Therefore, please be patient for the video to fully download once you have clicked a link.

To deliver quality video our system uses the H.264 video format (.mp4). If you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari as your browser, the following links should play directly in your browser. Internet Explorer (IE) does not provide native support for this modern format. If using IE please right-click the link, choose "Save Link As" to save the video file to your hard drive, and then view the video with either QuickTime Player or VLC player.

Watch for...



Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)



Blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis)

The majority of fish species will ascend the fishlift during the day while catfish species and sea lamprey will primarily move upstream at night. Spawning runs of anadromous fish in South Carolina generally occur between March and early June.