Nongame Device Limits by Location - Commercial

Section 50-13-675

Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, it is unlawful to use or possess any nongame fishing device or gear or the number not authorized by this section on the particular body of water. Nongame fishing devices, except as provided in this section, must not be used in freshwater including tributaries of rivers or creeks unless listed and regulated in this section:

X Indicates allowed nongame device.
Described limits are the maximum number of nongame devices allowed per license holder.

Body of water listed in alphabetical order.

Body of Water County/Location Eel pots
Limits
Jugs
Limits
Nongame gill nets in season Seines-1 Set hooks - 50 Hoop Nets Traps
Limits
Trotlines
Limits
Ashepoo River   75       X      
Ashley River   75       X      
Black Creek Darlington, Florence & Chesterfield counties including Lakes Robinson & Prestwood     X   X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Black River       X   X   10
(Only from Pea House landing downstream)
5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Broad River           X   5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Buffalo Creek   No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Bush River Laurens County                
Catawba River From Lake Wylie Dam to the backwaters of Lake Wateree, including all reservoirs       Not allowed X   3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Combahee River   75       X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Congaree River           X 10 10 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Cooper River

Berkeley & Charleston Counties

Note:10 Elver Fyke nets allowed on all tributaries and on the main branch from the saltwater/ freshwater dividing line upstream to the CSX railroad trestle on the Tail Race Canal

5
(however, not allowed upstream from Wadboo Creek)
      X   25 
(however, not allowed upstream from Wadboo Creek)
3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
( however, not allowed upstream from Wadboo Creek) 
Coosawhatchie           X      

Body of Water County/Location Eel pots
Limits
Jugs
Limits
Nongame gill nets in season Seines-1 Set hooks - 50 Hoop Nets Traps
Limits
Trotlines
Limits
Durbin Creek   No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Edisto River including the North and South Forks 75       X     5 line with 250 hooks maximum
Enoree River           X   2 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Four Holes Lakes system in Dorchester County which includes Bridge Lake, John's Hole Lake, Little Pond Lake, Mallard's Lake, Mims Lake, Mouth of Four Holes Lake, Rock's Lake, Shuler Lake, Steed's Lake and Woods Lake     X   X      
Great Pee Dee River the waters from U.S. Interstate Highway 95 to the saltwater/freshwater dividing line including the navigable oxbows and sloughs and Bull Creek 75
Eel Pots downstream from US Highway 701 to the saltwater/freshwater dividing line
  X   X   50
5 lines with 250 hooks maximum 
Great Pee Dee River the waters from U.S. Interstate Highway 95 to the NC/SC State Line including the navigable oxbows and sloughs     X   X 50
Hoop Nets upstream from SC State Highway 34 to the NC/SC state line
50 5 lines with 250 hooks maximum 
Jefferies Creek Florence County     X   X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum 
Lake Greenwood               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Hartwell               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Keowee               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lakes Marion and Moultrie and the upper reach of the Santee River             25 3 lines with with not more than 400 hooks on each line
Trotlines—hooks must have a gap or clearance between point and shank no greater than seven sixteenths inch
Lake Murray               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum

Body of Water County/Location Eel pots
Limits
Jugs -
limits
Nongame gill nets in season Seines-1 Set hooks - 50 Hoop
Nets
Traps -
limits
Trotlines -
limits
Lake Richard B. Russell               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Secession               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Thurmond & Stevens Creek Reservoir               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Wateree               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Lake Wylie               5 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Little Pee Dee River

including Russ's Creek and other navigable oxbows and sloughs

Note: Beginning July 1, 2012 and for three years after, 25 hoop nets and 25 traps allowed with department special issued tags.

    X   X 25 - Beginning July 1, 2011 and for three years after, 25 hoop nets and 25 traps allowed with department special issued tags. 25 - Beginning July 1, 2011 and for three years after, 25 hoop nets and 25 traps allowed with department special issued tags. 5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Little River from Mars Bridge in McCormick County up to the confluence of Barkers Creek (Long Branch) and Corner Creek in Anderson County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Log Creek Edgefield County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Long Cane Creek McCormick County from above Patterson Bridge on S.C. State Highway S-33-117 upstream to SC State Highway S-1-75 in Abbeville County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Louther's Lake Darlington County     X   X      
Lumber River       X   X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Lynches River includes Clarks Creek, Mill Creek and Muddy Creek     X   X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum

Body of Water County/Location Eel pots Limits

Hoop nets - w/commercial license

Jugs -
limits
Nongame gill nets in season Seines-1 Set hooks - 50 Skimbow Nets Traps -
limits
Trotlines -
limits
Mulberry Creek Greenwood County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
New River             X      
Old River   No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Pacolet River             X   2 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Rabon Creek Laurens County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Redbank Creek Saluda County west of Highway 121 No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Reedy River             X   2 3 line with 150 hooks maximum
Rocky River Anderson County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Salkehatchie River             X      
Saluda River from S.C. State Highway 183 in Greenville County to the backwaters of Lake Greenwood and on the Middle Reach of the Saluda River        
X   2 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Saluda River Lower reach No commercial nongame gear allowed.

Body of Water County/Location Eel pots Limits Jugs -
limits
Nongame gill nets in season Seines-1 Set hooks - 50 Hoop
Nets
Traps -
limits
Trotlines -
limits
Sampit River       X   X   25  
Santee River from USGS gauging station 1715 about 2.4 miles below Santee Dam downstream to the saltwater/freshwater dividing line including the North and South Santee Rivers 75           50 5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Savannah River Lower Reach to the saltwater/freshwater dividing line 75   X   X 10 40 5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Stevens Creek from SC State Highway S-19-53 upstream to the confluence of Hard Labor and Cuffytown Creeks No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Thicketty Creek Cherokee County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Tulifinny River           X      
Turkey Creek Edgefield & Greenwood counties No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Twelve-Mile Creek   No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Tyger River           X   2 3 lines with 150 hooks maximum
Waccamaw River   75
Eel Pots downstream of the junction of Bull Creek to the saltwater/freshwater dividing line
  X   X     5 lines with 250 hooks maximum
Warrior Creek Laurens County No commercial nongame gear allowed.
Wateree River           X 10 40 3 line with 150 hooks maximum
Wilson Creek Greenwood County from the confluence of Wilson Creek and Ninety - Six Creek upstream to U.S. Highway 25/U.S. Highway 178 in Greenwood County No commercial nongame gear allowed.

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