Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout Limits

Species Specific Information

Water Body Size Limit Possession Limit Bait & Tackle Restrictions
Statewide except the water bodies listed below Any Length 5 None
Waters on Georgia Border Any Length 5 None
Chauga River (SC Hwy 290 [Cassidy Bridge Road] upstream to Bone Camp Creek) Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Chattooga River (Hwy 28 to Reed Creek) Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Cheohee Creek Any Length 5 None
Cheohee Creek (portion that runs through the Piedmont Forestry Center) Open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday or as posted Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Corbin Creek (from confluence with Howard Creek upstream to SC Hwy 130) Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Devils Fork Creek Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Eastatoe Creek (Keowee to Roy Jones Road) Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 31: 5 None
Eastatoe Creek (portion on Eastatoe River Heritage Preserve) Any Length 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) Any Length November 1 - May 14: Catch and Release only Unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except single hook artificial lures
May 15 - October 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) Any Length 5 It is 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 ) Any Length 5 None
Middle Saluda (from the foot bridge at Jones Gap State Park Office upstream to US Hwy 176 in Greenville County) Any Length 5 It is 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) Any Length Catch and Release only From Jan 1 - December 31, it is lawful to use or possess only artificial lures with single hooks.
Whitewater River (Oconee County) Any Length 5 It is unlawful to use or possess any lure or bait except artificial lures
Lake Jocassee October 1 - May 31: 15 inches, but only 1 fish more than 20 inches 3 It is unlawful to use or possess corn, cheese, fish eggs or imitations of them.
June 1 - September 30: Any Length Unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess more than 3
Lake Russell Any Length 5 None