SC Marine Game Fish Tagging Program

Target Species

Species Name

Notes

T-bar Tag Criteria

(CR)

Nylon Dart Tag

Criteria (K)

Red drum

Only one fish per school per day should be tagged when fishing inshore waters


10 – 18" Total Length


≥ 18” Total Length

Sheepshead

Black drum



Striped bass

Only striped bass on the saltwater side ofthe freshwater/saltwater dividing line can be tagged.

Tripletail

Fin clip kits available

Tarpon

Fin clip kits available

10 - 18" Fork Length

≥ 18” Fork Length

Flounder


10 – 20” Total Length

≥ 20" Total Length

Atlantic Spadefish



N/A


≥ 18” Total Length

Grouper (all species)


Snapper (all species)


Dolphinfish



N/A


≥ 18” Fork Length

Cobia

Fin clip kits available

Jacks (all species)


King mackerel



Billfish

If you intend to target billfish, please contact Joey Coz at cozj@dnr.sc.gov or (843) 953-9588


N/A


≥ 18” Fork Length