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Dec. 7, 2012

DNR stocks 10,000 bluegill in Lake Edwin Johnson

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) utilized a specially equipped fish hauling truck to stock 10,000 bluegill fingerlings at the Lake Edwin Johnson landing in Spartanburg County on Dec. 7. All of the fingerlings were produced at Cohen Campbell State Fish Hatchery in West Columbia. Lake Edwin Johnson is a highly popularFishing stocking fishing destination due to its proximity near Spartanburg. Already this year DNR has stocked nearly 20,000 bluegill and redear in the lake.
The DNR Freshwater Fisheries Section annually stocks from seven to 10 million fish in state waters, including striped and hybrid bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel and blue catfish, bluegill, redbreast, redear sunfish (shellcracker), and rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Anglers in South Carolina spend almost $742 million to fish each year, making the sport, with economic multipliers factored in, a billion dollar business in the Palmetto State.

Lake Edwin Johnson is a 40 acre fertilized lake providing largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker and catfish fishing opportunities.

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