South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). The objectives of the study are to:
- Evaluate striped bass use of the Russell tailrace.
- Evaluate striped bass use of the newly oxygenated area below Modoc, SC.
- Determine angler harvest rates.
To accomplish these objectives, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally tagged. All tags have a cash value.
How do you report a tag?
- You do not need to harvest the fish to claim your reward.
- If you do not harvest the fish, simply clip the external tag from the fish. Do not pull it from the body, carefully release the fish and return the external tag to SCDNR for your reward.
- If harvesting the fish, please return the external tag and the internal transmitter (which should be visible inside the fish after filleting) so it can be reused.
- To report a tagged fish, call 1-888-824-7472 or complete the Striped Bass Tagging Study form (Adobe PDF).
What do you report about your tagged fish?
- Report the date your fish was caught, the location, the tag number and total length of the fish (when possible).
Striped bass transmitter
Striped Bass Anglers - Reward for Returned Tags flyer is provided in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open these files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.
Thank you for your assistance in fisheries conservation and management!