Largemouth bass migrate from shallow to deep waters in May, a perfect time for anglers and beginners to bag a few. Santee State Park, Lake Marion and Hunting Island State Park are just a few of the places you can check out when you visit.

Applying for your very own fishing license is easy. You can easily purchase one online or via phone. Fishing licenses are needed in all fishing related activities in the area. Proceeds go directly to local programs that are aimed to conserve fish populations, natural habitats and in educating the public about preservation efforts.

Before leaving for your trip, do not forget to read about the fishing rules and regulations in the area. It is also important to know about different fish species in order to identify the size and length limits set for each. These protocols are strictly implemented for the protection and proliferation of marine life and their respective habitats for future generations.

Deep-sea fishing is a popular recreational sport in South Carolina. Avid anglers try their luck off the Atlantic coast in the hopes of reeling in black sea bass or red snapper. FishSmart is a program aimed to teach and educate the public about proper catch and release practices. Click on the link below to read more about it.