Lake Marion Regulations
General Fishing Regulations
Game Freshwater Fishing Regulations
Nongame Freshwater Fishing Regulations
Specific Regulations for Lake Marion
- All watercraft and fishing are prohibited Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 on Cantey Bay, Black Bottom and Savannah Branch in Lake Marion.
- No more than one blue catfish over 36 inches can be taken from Lakes Marion and Moultrie or the upper reaches of the Santee, Congaree and Wateree Rivers per person per day. Fish must be landed with head and tail intact.
- No trotlines, traps or eel pots shall be placed within 200 yards of any permanent man-made structure on Lakes Marion and Moultrie nor placed anywhere in the Diversion Canal connecting Lakes Marion and Moultrie, the Tailrace Canal nor the area known as the Borrow Pit (also known as “Bar Pit”) in Clarendon County.
- Trotlines are 2 or more hooks attached to a line which is rigged horizontally and marked with a white floating marker (See Marking of Nongame Devices) Stainless steel hooks are prohibited statewide. Hooks used in Lakes Marion and Moultrie ONLY must measure 7/16 inch or less between point and shank.
- Lakes Blalock, Greenwood, Jocassee, Marion, Monticello, Moultrie, Murray, Secession, Wateree, Wylie, and the middle reach of the Saluda River and the upper reach of the Santee River—no largemouth bass less than 14 inches in total length.
- Allowable Nongame Devices on Marion, Moultrie and the upper reach of the Santee River (Marking of Nongame Devices)
|Trotlines - hooks must have a gap or clearance between point and shank no greater than seven sixteenths inch
||1 line with 50 hooks maximum
||3 lines with not more than 400 hooks on each line