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March 27, 2015New Blue Catfish length, possession limits on Santee Cooper lake April 1
Harvest limits for blue catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes will go into effect on April 1, 2015. The harvest limits has been set at 25 fish per angler per day in the upper reach of the Santee River, Lakes Marion and Moultrie, the Diversion Canal and the Re-diversion Canal upstream of the St. Stephen Dam.
No more than two can be longer than 32 inches in length in the upper reach of the Santee River, Lakes Marion and Moultrie, the Diversion Canal and the Re-diversion Canal upstream of the St. Stephen Dam, Congaree and Wateree rivers.
Blue catfish are native to the Mississippi River basin. In South Carolina, blue catfish are found in almost every drainage. This species is found in large impoundments such as lakes Wateree, Marion and Moultrie.
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