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Fishing South Carolina

EZFishing brings you South Carolina's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

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South Carolina Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in South Carolina.

South Carolina Fishing Regulations

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South Carolina Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to South Carolina Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of South Carolina's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

South Carolina Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in South Carolina.

  • Fish dying in Lowcountry as river dries up
  • Thomason and Ross Self, DNR’s freshwater fisheries chief, said people are particularly sensitive to low river flows because of concerns that have surfaced about agricultural withdrawals from rivers in parts of South Carolina. But Thomason said he doesn ...
  • The State South Carolina's Homepage
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  • 7/15/2014 1:42:12 AM
  • Editorial: Anglers need to heed Upstate fish advisories
  • A recent warning from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control that fish from more lakes in Upstate South Carolina should not be eaten is a message that needs to be heeded. More sensitive testing has shown that more lakes than previously ..
  • Greenville Online
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  • 7/14/2014 4:16:42 PM
  • Eating fish from Upstate’s waters poses a health hazard
  • Every year, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control issues the same warning for Lake Hartwell. Do not eat any hybrid or striped bass in the lake. Do not eat any fish caught in the Twelve Mile River or Seneca arms of the lake.
  • Greenville Online
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  • 7/7/2014 10:37:14 PM
  • Eating fish from Upstate's waters poses a health hazard
  • Every year, South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control issues the same warning for Lake Hartwell. Do not eat any hybrid or striped bass in the lake. Do not eat any fish caught in the Twelve Mile River or Seneca arms of the lake.
  • Greenville Online
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  • 7/7/2014 10:37:14 PM
  • Two fish kills reported in Georgetown County
  • Dean Cain, a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said up to a million fish died in Winyah Bay around Muddy Bay sometime late on Wednesday or early on Thursday and is likely related to low dissolved oxygen. Cain said ..
  • Aiken Standard
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  • 6/29/2014 2:51:17 AM
  • Belton duo come up winners on IFA Red Fish Tour
  • The free day of fun and fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. at the South Carolina Forestry Commission facility at 151 Piedmont Nursery Road. Participants should be 12 years of age or younger and bring their own fishing equipment and bait
  • Greenville Online
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  • 5/11/2014 12:50:27 AM
  • U.S. Rep. Clyburn holding fish fry event in Columbia
  • COLUMBIA (AP) — Democrats from across South Carolina were lining up for U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn’s fish fry. The annual event was scheduled for Friday at the Cannon Parking Garage in downtown Columbia. Starting more than 20 years ago, the fish fry ...
  • Aiken Standard
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  • 5/2/2014 5:28:58 PM
  • A SC fish story?
  • Tautog are a species that are more commonly found in mid-Atlantic waters but are occasionally found on artificial reefs, jetties and other structures off the South Carolina coast particularly in winter months. It was quite a fish for little Lilly ...
  • The State South Carolina's Homepage
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  • 4/4/2014 1:12:51 AM
  • Outdoors calendar: fishing, hunting, boating and more
  • ABA Couples Series-S.C. Division – April 12, Lake ... South Carolina Banquet and Auction – Thursday, Greenville (The Old Cigar Warehouse, 912 S. Main St.). Contact: Hunter (864) 505-6813. Kids Fishing Derby –April 26, Calhoun Falls (Blue ...
  • Greenville Online
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  • 3/31/2014 3:47:55 AM
  • Fish didn't get away, but sole possession of record did
  • Finally, after waiting for a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist to arrive with an official scale, the fish was weighed in at 79 pounds, 9.6 ounces, making it the largest flathead catfish ever caught in South ...
  • Greenville Online
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  • 3/30/2014 4:32:03 AM
  • Fishing practices needlessly ravage sea life, study says
  • COLUMBIA, SC — Heaps of dead fish litter the decks of commercial trawlers each summer after boat captains pull nets from the ocean in their search for shrimp along the South Carolina coast. Sucked into the expansive shrimp nets, small fish and other ...
  • The State
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  • 3/21/2014 11:55:13 PM
  • Fishing practices needlessly ravage sea life, study says
  • COLUMBIA, SC — Heaps of dead fish litter the decks of commercial trawlers each summer after boat captains pull nets from the ocean in their search for shrimp along the South Carolina coast. Sucked into the expansive shrimp nets, small fish and ...
  • The State South Carolina's Homepage
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  • 3/21/2014 10:43:38 PM
  • Possible fishing curbs stir anger
  • “And Georgia has a wonderful fishery.” In his view, it’s unfair for his state and two neighboring ones to be restricted by “draconian” conservation measures that are “based off of Florida science and not based off South Carolina science.
  • St. Augustine Record
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  • 3/15/2014 11:55:10 PM
  • N.C.-S.C. fishing licenses discussed
  • The idea sprung from a comment by then Lake Wylie Marine ... sales could be lost, and that it was needed to preserve hunting and fishing property and for other uses by S.C. DNR. Hayes, however, sees reciprocal licensing as positive for South Carolina ...
  • The State
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  • 3/8/2014 4:29:31 AM
  • Dual fishing licenses for Lake Wylie anglers to be discussed
  • “Each state is going to be contingent ... Costs A basic, in-state fishing license in South Carolina costs $5 for 14 days, $10 for a year, or $30 for three years. A lifetime license is $300. Out-of-state prices are $11 for 14 days, $35 per ...
  • Rock Hill Herald
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  • 3/8/2014 12:54:46 AM
  • Queensbury native headed to national college bass fishing tourney
  • Queensbury High School graduate John McDougall is headed to the national college bass ... South Carolina. McDougall is part of a two-person team from Plattsburgh State that will take part in the March 6-8 FLW College Fishing National Championship tourney .
  • Post-Star
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  • 3/5/2014 10:52:28 AM
  • Cold And Clear Water
  • I usually do the majority of my bass fishing in my home state of Connecticut. Currently I am at school in South Carolina and am having trouble deciding what baits/lures to use this time of year in cold / clear water. All my go-to spinner baits/soft baits .
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 3/4/2014 6:38:56 PM
  • Western Carolina students fishing for bass tourney success
  • Last spring, then sophomore Austin Neary was a key factor in the Catamount baseball ... (including Tennessee and the University of South Carolina) field bass fishing teams.
  • Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media
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  • 2/26/2014 8:19:06 PM
  • Largest fishing tournament in Carolinas returning to York County
  • noting that the tournament has stops all over North and South Carolina. The fish on Lake Wylie, though, tend to not be as large or accommodating. While bass in other lakes can be 8 pounds or more, he said, the bass in Lake Wylie usually top out at around 5
  • The State South Carolina's Homepage
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  • 2/3/2014 11:59:39 PM
  • Largest fishing tournament in Carolinas returning to York County
  • noting that the tournament has stops all over North and South Carolina. The fish on Lake Wylie, though, tend to not be as large or accommodating. While bass in other lakes can be 8 pounds or more, he said, the bass in Lake Wylie usually top out ...
  • The State
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  • 2/3/2014 11:59:39 PM
  • The Outdoor Dream Foundation recognizes the T.L. Hanna Fishing Team
  • Form a bass fishing club at your school and you can also compete in tournaments around South Carolina. Clubs currently compete in inter-squad tournaments, against other schools as well as fish The Bass Federation of SC Junior Championship and other Student
  • Anderson Independent-Mail
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  • 11/18/2013 12:49:13 AM

South Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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South Carolina Fishing Clubs

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South Carolina Weather

Summerville, SC (29483)

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88°F 

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Wind:330° 5 Kt
Humidity:42% 
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