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Public invited to meeting on Lake Thurmond striped bass management programs

May 21, 2019

Representatives of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will meet next Thursday evening, May 30, at Hickory Knob State Park to give an overview and status update to anglers on cooperative striped bass fishery management programs undertaken by the three agencies. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions.

The meeting and presentations will cover topics such as summer habitat (oxygen injection system), long-term population monitoring programs and special studies that have been launched recently in response to angler concerns about the lake’s popular striped bass fishery, according to SCDNR Regional Fisheries Coordinator Dan Rankin.

The meeting will be held in the Bordeaux meeting room at Hickory Knob State Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Bordeaux Room is in the main building opposite the park's restaurant. Admission to the park is free, and the evening meeting time is designed to allow more people to be able to attend after working hours. The park's restaurant opens at 5 p.m. for anyone wishing to eat prior to the meeting. Representatives from the SCDNR, GADNR and USACE will provide updates on the status of joint fisheries monitoring and management programs at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a question and answer period at the end.

Hickory Knob State Park is located at 1591 Resort Dr, McCormick, SC 29835

For more information about the meeting agenda, contact:

Dan Rankin, SCDNR Region 1 Fisheries Coordinator
864-654-6346 ex. 12