Regulations - Species Limits, Possession, Size
Possession Limit: No more than 5 combined total per person per day of largemouth, redeye, smallmouth, or their hybrids.
Size limit: Minimum 12 inches in total length statewide.
Exceptions to the limits above:
- Slade's Lake - No more than 2 bass per person per day and no bass less than 12 inches in total length.
- Lakes Hartwell, Keowee, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell tailwater), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah, the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers and Stevens Creek Reservoir - No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids
- On Lakes Hartwell, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell Tailwaters), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah, the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers and Stevens Creek Reservoir, there is no length limit.
- Game fish must be landed with head and tail fin intact.