Regulations - Species Limits, Possession, Size
A total of 40 game fish may be kept in any one day. This total shall not exceed more than the limits or exceptions listed below. Any game fish or species with a size limit listed must be landed with head and tail fin intact. All freshwater fish species in the state of South Carolina are measured using total length. Special limits and regulations apply to SCDNR managed lakes.
Game fish must be landed with head and tail fin intact.
Check with state parks, city reservoirs or county parks for special limits and regulations that apply to those areas.
|Water Body||Fish||Size Limit||Possession Limit
(per person perday)
|Statewide except the Savannah River||White Bass||None||10|
|Savannah River (Lower)
All waters of Savannah River from its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean upstream to the Lake J. Strom Thurmond Dam
|Striped, Hybrid & White Bass or a combination||2|
|Lake Hartwell and Lake Thurmond||Striped, Hybrid & White Bass or a combination||10|
|Lake Hartwell tailwater||Striped, Hybrid & White Bass or a combination||Only 1 fish over 34 inches||2|