Nongame Device - Jugs
Fishing by use of a single hook and line attached to a floating device other than a floatation marker used for trotlines, traps or other devices. The floating device must be a minimum capacity of one pint and no larger than one gallon. The attachment of more than one line to a jug fishing device is prohibited.
Where can the device be used:
Only allowed in designated areas.
- Nongame Device Limits by Location for recreational fishing
- Nongame Device Limits by Location for commercial fishing
- Recreational fishing license when fishing 50 or less jugs subjective to body of water (unless selling your catch then a commercial license is needed). Purchase license online
- Commercial fishing license (Adobe PDF file)
Additional tags and permits required:
A jug permit is required. Nongame Fish Tag & Permit Application (Adobe PDF file)
Hours / Seasons:
All jugs must be removed from the water not later than one hour after sunrise each day and must not be placed in the water earlier than one hour before official sunset.
Must be marked with name and customer ID number (See DNR issued fishing license) and floatation device must be a minimum capacity of one pint and no larger than one gallon in size.
No game fish (except bream, excluding redbreast, cut into two or more equal parts), live bait or any bait other than bait listed below shall be used with trotlines, set hooks and jugs: soap, doughballs, nongame fish or bream, excluding redbreast, cut into two or more equal parts, shrimp, grapes or meat scraps (which may not include insects, worms and other invertebrates). When using game fish as bait to catch fish recreationally they must be included in the daily creel limit.
Except for bait lost while fishing, it is unlawful to intentionally release any aquatic species, including bait, regardless of the stage of its life cycle, into the waters of this State without a permit from the SCDNR.
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