S.C., Georgia forge fishing license agreement
As a result of South Carolina’s recently revised fishing laws, development of a new reciprocal agreement with Georgia went into effect July 1.
The agreement allows anglers to fish on the border waters of the Savannah River System from the North Carolina border down to the mouth of the Savannah River with a valid fishing license from either state. Border waters include the Chattooga River to Lake Hartwell and downstream waters such as Lakes Russell and Thurmond.
Anglers and state officials on both sides wanted to continue the fishing license agreement and keep fishing regulations as similar as possible on border waters. To minimize confusion, Georgia sport fishing regulations will largely mirror South Carolina laws.
Notable changes include:
• A limit of 10 striped bass or hybrid bass in combination on Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond, and only three may be over 26 inches
• A limit of 5 trout.
• A limit of 10 white bass. ONS
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/11/3376643/sc-honors-legendary-game-warden.html#storylink=cpy