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South Carolina State Fishing Records

The following list of state record fish is according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and includes South Carolinas two world Record fish, the channel catfish and redbreast sunfish. We also have South Carolina saltwater fishing records, South Carolina Bow Fishing Records.

SPECIES SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE

BASS

Bodie        
Smallmouth 9 lbs
7 oz
Lake Jocassee Terry Dodson 2001
Largemouth* 16 lbs
2 oz
Lake Marion P.H. Flanagan 1949
Spotted 8 lbs
2 oz
Lake Jocassee James Couch 1996
Striped 63 lbs Lake Russell T. McConnell 4/3/09
White 5 lbs
4 oz
Broad River Johnny Gilliam 1997
* tie 16 lbs 2 oz in Aiken Co., 1993 Caught by Mason Cummings
CATFISH SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Blue 109 lbs
4 oz
Tailrace Canal George A. Lijewski 1991
Bullhead 6 lbs
6.3 oz
Broad River George Eleazer 4/1/2009
Channel 58 lbs Lake Moultrie W.H. Whaley 1964
Flathead 79 lbs
4 oz
Santee Cooper Canal Jessica Preston 2001
White Catfish 9 lbs
15 oz
Lake Murray Jim Schwietert 1986
  = Current World Record
CRAPPIE SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Black 5 lbs Lake Moultrie P.E. Foust 1957
White 5 lbs
1 oz
Lake Murray Mrs. H.P. Owens 1949
GAR SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Longnose        
PERCH SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
White 1 lbs 13.5 oz Lake Murray Chris Epting 1986
Yellow 3 lbs
4 oz
Lake Keowee D. Scarborough 1979
PICKEREL SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Chain 6 lbs
4 oz
Lake Marion Randall Spell 1981
Redfin 1 lbs
8.8 oz
Bluff Lake Albert Johnson 1983
SHAD SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
American 7 lbs Santee River S. Casselman 1985
SUNFISH SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Bluegill 3 lbs
4 oz
Lancaster Co. J.P. Hegler 1973
Flier 1 lbs
4 oz
Hemingway Steve Bryant 1977
Pumpkinseed 2 lbs
4 oz
North Saluda River Scott Hart 1997
Redbreast 2 lbs Lumber River D. R. Turner 1975
Shellcracker 5 lbs
7 oz
Diversion Canal Amos Gay 1998
Warmouth 2 lbs
2.5 oz
Clarendon Co. W. Singletary 1973
  = Current World Record
TROUT SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Brook 4 lbs
10 oz
Chattooga River Wes Coker 12/23/10
Brown 17 lbs
9.5 oz
Lake Jocassee Larry Edwards 1987
Rainbow 11 lbs
5 oz
Lake Jocassee Scott Coggins 1993
OTHER SIZE LOCATION ANGLER DATE
Bowfin 21 lbs
8 oz
Forest Lake Robert Harmon 1980
Muskellunge 22 lbs
8 oz
Broad River Z. Jefferies 2004
Sauger 4 lbs
7 oz
Lake Thurmond Broadus Moody 1985
Walleye 10 lbs Lake Russell Robert Huskins 1994
         



 

Related Links & Resources:
Mississippi State Record Blue Catfish
North Carolina Channel Catfish
Interactive Kentucky Hunting and Fishing Maps
World Record Blue Catfish

 

 
 
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