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Bass Limits – Largemouth Smallmouth Redeye & Spotted

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Game Fish Size & Possession Limits

largemouth, smallmouth, redeye & spotted bass

• 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.

• 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 per day

Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Smallmouth Bass 12 inches No more than 5 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye bass or their hybrids
Lakes Hartwell, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell tailwater), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah; Stevens Creek Reservoir; the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers Smallmouth Bass Any length No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids
Lake Keowee Smallmouth Bass 12 inches No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids.
Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Redeye Bass Any length No more than 5 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye bass or their hybrids.
Lakes Hartwell, Keowee, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell tailwater), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah; Stevens Creek Reservoir; the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers Redeye Bass Any length No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids
Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Largemouth Bass Any length No more than 5 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye bass or their hybrids
Lakes Blalock, Greenwood, Jocassee, Marion, Monticello, Moultrie, Murray, Secession, Wateree, Wylie and the middle reach of the Saluda River and the upper reach of the Santee River Largemouth Bass 14 inches No more than 5 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye bass or their hybrids
Lakes Hartwell, Keowee, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell tailwater), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah; Stevens Creek Reservoir; the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers Largemouth Bass 12 inches No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids
Lake Robinson (Greenville County) Largemouth Bass 12 inches No more than 5 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye bass or their hybrids
Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Spotted Bass Any length 15
Lakes Hartwell, Keowee, Russell (including the Lake Hartwell tailwater), Thurmond, Tugaloo, Yonah; Stevens Creek Reservoir; the Chattooga and Savannah Rivers Spotted Bass Any length No more than 10 combined total of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids
Slade’s Lake Largemouth, Redeye, Smallmouth & Spotted Bass 12 inches No more than 2 bass per person per day

Largemouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Redeye Bass