S.C. Code Regs. 123-131 - Creel Limits and Bait/Lure Restrictions in Portions of Chattooga River, Cheohee Creek (Oconee County) and Middle Saluda River (Greenville County)

1. It shall be lawful to use or possess only artificial lures with single hooks, and all coldwater trout caught must be released immediately, during the period November 1 through May 14 inclusive to wit:
a. That portion of Chattooga River from South Carolina Highway 28 upstream (approx. 2-miles) to the confluence of Reed Creek (Big Creek) and Chattooga River. That portion of Cheohee Creek (approximately 1 stream mile) within the property boundary(s) of Piedmont Forestry Center, owned and operated by South Carolina Forestry Commission.
2. General state trout fishing regulations for the Chattooga River, and Cheohee Creek will apply during the period May 15 through October 31 inclusive.
3. It shall be unlawful to access this portion of Cheohee Creek except as prescribed and posted at Piedmont Forestry Center Office.
4. It shall be lawful to use or possess only artificial lures with single hooks, and all coldwater trout caught must be released immediately during the period January 1 through December 31 inclusive to wit:
a. That portion of Middle Saluda River (approximately 1.5 river miles) from Hugh Smith Road (Bridge) upstream to the foot-bridge at Jones Gap State Park.
5. This regulation shall be effective only during such time that the SCDNR has fishing rights leased from the landowner.
6. It shall be unlawful to access this portion of Middle Saluda River except as prescribed and posted at Jones Gap State Park Office.
7. The penalty for violating any of these Rules and Regulations shall be as prescribed by 50-13-60 of the 1976 Code.

Notes

S.C. Code Regs. 123-131
Added by State Register Volume 26, Issue No. 5, Part 2, eff May 24 2002.

Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-13-250

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