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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, muskie and sauger in South Carolina.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species, found in SC waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in South Carolina

Larger lakes across the state of South Carolina all include chain pickerel, and some with various other miscellaneous fish populations, may include Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Blalock, Lake Bowen, Lake Greenwood, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Marion, Lake Monticello, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Lake Wylie, Parr Reservoir, Lake Russell and Wateree Lake.

Fishing for other species in South Carolina



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

SC State Record: 15 lbs 7 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

SC State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

SC State Record: 22 lbs 8 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

SC State Record: 4 lbs 7 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in South Carolina, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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