Nongame Device - Minnow Trap

Description:

A cylindrical device not longer than 24 inches and no more than 30 inches in circumference or a rectangular device not larger than 24 inches long, 8 inches high, and 9 inches wide. The mesh must be no smaller than ΒΌ inch bar mesh. The throat opening of the funnel of the trap may not exceed 1 inch in diameter.

Photograph of Minnow Trap

Where can the device be used:

All freshwater except SCDNR managed state lakes.

License Requirements:

Recreational fishing license only with a limit of 5 per person. No commercial minnow traps allowed. Purchase license online

Additional tags and permits required:

None

Hours / Seasons:

No closed season.

Marking required:

Must be marked with name and customer ID number (See DNR issued fishing license).