How to Properly Measure a Fish
All freshwater fish species in the state of South Carolina are measured using total length. Although, some saltwater species are measured with fork length.
TL = total length measure: Tip of snout to tip of tail (excluding filaments). Tail should be pinched.
FL = fork length measure: Tip
of snout to fork of tail.
The following SCDNR Video shows how to properly measure a fish using Total Length and Fork Length.