For safety, hook and line fishing at the crab dock is closed for the summer season (May 15 – Labor Day Weekend)
Folks can hook and line fish in all other areas of the Impoundment so long as an alligator is not present.
Crabbing and cast netting is permitted at the crab dock. But again, be mindful of the alligators.
Remember to dispose of unwanted bait fish on the outside of the Impoundment.
For more information about fishing and shellfishing, click here.
SC DNR Fishing News
South Carolina’s 2018-2019 season for the harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds will close on Friday, May 31, 2019 at one half hour after official sunset. Please check local advisories for updated closures at SC DHEC https://scdhec.gov/food-safety/shellfish-monitoring-program-overview/shellfish-closure-updates
The SC DNR catch limit of Red Fish allows two fish per person per day. All persons 16 years and older need a salt water recreational fishing license. Please be mindful of harvesting only what you can eat in one meal and consider practicing catch and release in impounded waters.
Thanks, and have a good weekend!
Lori Sheridan Wilson,
Environmental Program Director & ARB Coordinator