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Statewide crappie limit applies?

Minnows Allowed as Bait?

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Barnwell Lake Edgar Brown 100 Every day 24 hours a day Motor allowed, gas outboards of 10 hp or less allowed north of Wellington Road 3 3 (16” or longer) 20 No Yes X X X
Berkeley Bonneau Ferry Lakes* 150 Thur. – Sun. Mar. 2 – Oct. 31 Daylight hours Paddle or electric trolling motor only 5 2 10 Yes Yes X Limited
Cherokee Lake Cherokee 50 Every day 24 hours a day Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 20 No Yes X X X
Cherokee Lake Thicketty 100 Every day 24 hours a day Paddle, electric trolling motor, or gas outboards 10 hp or less 3 3 20 No Yes X
Chester Lake Oliphant 40 Mon., Wed., & Sat. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 10 No No X X X
Chester Mountain Lake 1 42 Tue., Thur., Sat., & Sun. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 1 10 No No X
Chester Mountain Lake 2 7 Tue., Thur., Sat., & Sun. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 1 10 No No X X
Darlington Dargan’s Pond 50 Closed Closed Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 (only 1 16” or longer) 20 Yes Yes X X X
Greenwood Star Fort Pond 22 Wed., Fri., & Sat.

April 1 – Nov. 1

½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 10 No No X X
Hampton Lake George Warren 400 Every day 24 hours a day Paddle, electric trolling motor, or gas outboards 10 hp or less 3 3 20 No Yes X X X
Lancaster Lancaster Reservoir 60 Thur. & Sat. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 2 (16” or longer) 20 Yes No X
Lancaster Sunrise Lake 25 Closed Closed Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 2 10 No No X
Lee Lake Ashwood 75 Every day, except Tue. Closed Paddle, electric trolling motor, or gas outboards 10 hp or less 3 3 15 No No X X X
Marlboro Lake Paul Wallace 300 Every day 24 hours a day Fishing side – Paddle, electric trolling motor or outboard motors 10 hp or less 3 Catch & Release only 20 No No X X
Spartanburg Lake Edwin B. Johnson 40 Every day ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 10 No No X X X
Union Jonesville Reservoir 25 Mon., Wed., & Sat. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 10 No No X X X
Union Lake John D. Long 80 Every day ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset Paddle or electric trolling motor only 3 3 10 No No X X X
York Draper WMA Lakes** 1 & 5 Every day, except Tue. ½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset No boats allowed 3 3 15 No No
Note: Statewide size & possession limits apply for all other species, unless noted otherwise. For detailed information, visit www.dnr.sc.gov/lakes/state/

* Adult/youth fishing only.  Each youth (17 and younger) must be accompanied by no more than 2 adults, 18 years of age or older.  The youth must actively fish.  Fishing is not allowed during scheduled deer and turkey hunts.  See Bonneau Ferry WMA hunt regulations for hunt dates.

** Daily creel limits are combined for all Draper WMA Lakes.

  • Lake Oliphant closed July 1, 2015 and will reopen July 1, 2017
  • Sunrise Lake closed July 1, 2015 and will reopen July 1, 2017.