Fishing in South Carolina

South Carolina offers great fishing and boating opportunities for all anglers. Purchase your fishing license today, and go fishing to a spot near you.

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Top Fishing Spots in South Carolina

Lake Murray
Lake Murray is a popular destination to escape busy urban life. The lake’s 649 miles of shoreline and clear spring-fed waters make fishing fun and easy.
Harbor River
Escape to peaceful marshes and saltwater lagoons for your next fishing trip.
Santee State Park
This Park is popular for its abundant population of catfish. This is one of the wonderful state parks with great fishing and boating opportunities.
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Common Catches in South Carolina

Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.
Redbreast Sunfish
Redbreast Sunfish
The redbreast sunfish is an excellent panfish and a scrappy fighter.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
White Catfish
White Catfish
The white catfish has become a very popular anglers fish and a popular stock fish in private lakes and ponds.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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Pier & Surf Fishing

Pier & Surf Fishing

Saltwater pier and surf fishing is a great way to start saltwater fishing.

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