Striped, White & Hybrid Bass Limits

Water Body Fish Size Limit Possession
Limit
Statewide except the Savannah River White Bass Any length 10
Statewide except on the Savannah River and Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond see below. Hybrid Bass None 10
Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Striped Bass Any length 10
Ashepoo River; Ashley River; Back River in Jasper County and the Back River in Berkeley County; Black River; Black Mingo Creek; Bull Creek and Little Bull Creek; Combahee River; Cooper River system; Coosawhatchie River; Cuckholds Creek; Edisto River; Horseshoe Creek; Lumber River; Lynches River; Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers; Pocotaligo in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties; Salkehatchie and Little Salkehatchie Rivers; Sampit River; Santee River system; Tulifinny River; Thoroughfare Creek; and Waccamaw Striped Bass Oct 1 - May 31: 26 inches 3
Jun 1 - Sept 30: closed except catch and release on the Lower Saluda River
Lake Murray Striped Bass Oct 1 - May 31: 21 inches 5
Jun 1- Sept 30: any length Unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess more than 5
Saluda River (Middle Reach)
All waters of Saluda River from backwaters of Lake Murray at SC Hwy 395 upstream to Lake Greenwood Dam
Striped Bass Oct 1 - May 31: 21 inches 5
Jun 1- Sept 30: any length Unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess more than 5
Saluda River (Lower Reach)
All waters of Saluda River from confluence with Broad River upstream to Lake Murray Dam
Striped Bass Oct 1 - May 31: 26 inches 3
Jun 1 - Sept 30: any length Catch and Release only
Lake Russell Striped Bass & Hybrid Bass or a combintation Only 1 fish larger than 34 inches 2
Lake Hartwell tailwater Striped & Hybrid Bass or a combination Only 1 fish over 34 inches 2
Savannah River (Lower Reach)
All waters of Savannah River from its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean upstream to the Lake J. Strom Thurmond Dam
Striped, Hybrid & White Bass or a combination 27 inches 2
Lake Hartwell & Lake Thurmond Striped & Hybrid Bass or a combination Only 3 fish over 26 inches 10