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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel and muskie in SC.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species. Larger lakes across the state which may 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.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 21 lbs 8 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 22 lbs 8 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

South Carolina Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in Forest Lake.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Chessey Creek.

The state record muskie was caught in the Broad River.

For info about local sauger fishing, visit the SC walleye page

 

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