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Freshwater Striper Fishing Booms

Forty years ago a hearty round of guffaws would have greeted an offer to go striped bass fishing in a freshwater lake. Now most anglers would jump at the chance. Indeed, we've come to the point where the striper fishing in fresh water is often superior to that found in the brine. As the sign proclaims to south-bound travelers on U.S. 301, South Carolina's famed Santee-Cooper Reservoir is the original home of the landlocked striped bass. In 1941, when the Santee and Cooper rivers were dammed and the mosquito-plagued lowlands of central South Carolina flooded, an unseen migrant from the Atlantic was trapped in the new reservoir. Several years later...
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Resident
Freshwater fish statewide - $18.00
Freshwater and Saltwater fish statewide - $30.00
65 and over license to fish freshwater - $7.00

Nonresident
Freshwater fish statewide - $36.00
Freshwater and Saltwater fish statewide - $48.00

License Requirements:
All persons 16 years of age or older, must purchase the proper licenses before fishing. Some exceptions do exist. A valid trout license is required in addition to other resident or nonresident licenses only if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters.

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