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South Carolina

Fishing

State Lakes

County

Water Body

Acres

Open Days

Open to Fishing

Maximum Boat/Motor HP

Catfish Creel/Size Limits

Bass Creel/Size Limits

Bream Creel/Size Limits

Statewide Crappie Creel Limit Apply?

Minnows Allowed as Bait?

Boat Ramp

Fishing Pier

Handicap Access

Barnwell

Lake Edgar Brown

100

Every day

24 hours a day

Motor allowed, only outboard motors rated at 10 hp or less are allowed north of Wellington Road

3

3 (16” or longer)

20

Yes, but no min size

Yes

X

X

X

Berkeley

Bonneau Ferry Lakes*

150

Mar. 2 – Oct. 31

Daylight hours (closed during scheduled hunts)

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

No

X

X

Darlington

Dargan’s Pond

50

Closed

Closed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Mon., Wed., & Sat.

½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset

Paddle or electric trolling motor only

3

2

10

Yes, but no min size

No

X

Lee

Lake Ashwood

75

Every day, except Tue.

½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset

Paddle, electric trolling motor, or gas outboards 10 hp or less

3

3

15

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

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

Yes, but no min size

No

X

X

X

York

Draper WMA Lakes**

2.5, 1.2, & 1.3

Every day, except Tue.

½ hour before official sunrise to ½ hour after official sunset

No boats allowed

3

3

15

Yes, but no min size

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.