Regulations - Species Limits, Possession, Size

Rainbow trout

Regulations

Rainbow trout

Possession Limit: No more than five trout per person per day

Size limit: No statewide length limits

Exceptions to the limits above:

Water Body Size Limit Possession Limit Bait & Tackle Restrictions
Waters on Georgia Border None 5 None
Chauga River (SC Hwy 290 [Cassidy Bridge Road] upstream to Bone Camp Creek) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Chattooga River (Hwy 28 to Reed Creek) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Cheohee Creek None 5 None
Cheohee Creek (portion that runs through the Piedmont Forestry Center) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Corbin Creek (from confluence with Howard Creek upstream to SC Hwy 130) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Devils Fork Creek None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Eastatoe Creek (Keowee to Roy Jones Road) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Eastatoe Creek (portion on Eastatoe River Heritage Preserve) None 5 Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except artificial lures.
Howard Creek (from confluence with Corbin Creek upstream to confluence with Limberpole Creek) None Nov. 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures.
May 15 - Oct. 31: 5 None
Lower Saluda River Only 1 fish may be more than 16 inches 5 None
Matthews Creek (from Asbury Drive Bridge at Asbury Methodist Camp upstream including all tributaries and headwaters) None 5 Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except artificial lures.
Matthews Creek (downstream from Asbury Drive Bridge at Asbury Methodist Camp downstream to the confluence with South Saluda River) None 5 None
Middle Saluda (from the foot bridge at Jones Gap State Park Office upstream to US Hwy 176 in Greenville County) None 5 Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except artificial lures.
Middle Saluda (from Hugh Smith Road Bridge upstream to the foot-bridge at Jones Gap State Park) None Catch and Release only Lawful to use or possess only artificial lures with single hooks.
Whitewater River (Oconee County) None 5 Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except artificial lures.
Lake Jocassee Oct. 1-May 31: 15 inches, but only 1 fish more than 20 inches 3 Unlawful to use or possess corn, cheese, fish eggs or imitations of them.
Jun. 1 - Sept. 30: none None
Lake Russell None 5 None

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