Creel Limits for the Santee Cooper Lakes System
Game Fish: A total of 40 game fish may be kept in any one day. This total shall not exceed more than the limits or exceptions listed below.
Smallmouth Bass: No more than 5 fish combined total per day of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids. 12-inch size limit.Largemouth Bass: 14 inch size limit.No more than 5 fish combined total per day of smallmouth, largemouth, redeye, spotted bass or their hybrids.
Bream: (including bluegill, flier, warmouth, pumpkinseed & redear, green sunfish & spotted sunfish), white bass, chain pickerel or jackfish, redfin pike, yellow perch: 30 fish per person per day.
Crappie: 8 inch size limit, 20 fish per person per day
Arkansas Blue Catfish: Daily possession limit of not more than 25 fish. Also unlawful to possess more than two fish greater than 32 inches.
June 1 – September 30
• No possession
October 1 – May 31
• Limit: 3 Striped Bass per day
• 26 inch minimum length
• Fish must be landed with head & tail intact