Georgia-South Carolina Fishing Agreement

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A new reciprocal freshwater fishing license agreement between Georgia and South Carolina went into effect July 1. The agreement allows anglers to fish on border waters with a valid fishing license from either state. Border waters include the Chattaooga River to Lake Hartwell and downstream waters such as lakes Russell and Clarks Hill, and the Savannah River.

According to regulators, the agreement seeks to minimize confusion concerning sizes and creel limits on border waters.

Changes to fishing regulations covering border waters include:

* a limit of 10 striped bass or hybrid bass or combination on Lakes Hartwell and Clarks Hill, only three may be over 26 inches

* the limit for trout is 5

* the limit for white bass is 10

Anglers should note that South Carolina’s new fishing laws for crappie and bream are different than Georgia’s regulations. (You can keep more in Georgia – 30 and 40 respectively.)

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source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources