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Old 01-28-2018, 11:23 AM
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Anybody know why the bass limits are the same on the Savannah River lakes between SC and GA but the crappie limits are not?



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South Carolina 20 crappie a day and 8 inch size limit,
Georgia 30 crappie no size limit. Two different state two different state laws.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:45 PM
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Understand that but the bass and striper limits are the same
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Now we canít be having the Bass Proís coming to the border lakes and having to go by 2 different set of laws can we.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:03 PM
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If you coming from NC, just make sure to get a Ga license
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:08 PM
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If your over 20 crappie just make sure you stay on the Georgia side of the lake. If caught by South Carolina DNR they’ll give you a ticket. Saying they were caught on th Ga side won’t hold water.
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Now we can’t be having the Bass Pro’s coming to the border lakes and having to go by 2 different set of laws can we.
No kidding.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:23 PM
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If you coming from NC, just make sure to get a Ga license
Ga licenses are valid on all border lakes
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:06 PM
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Ga licenses are valid on all border lakes
Yes but the bream and crappie limits differ and are enforced differently on each side's water. You can fish on the SC side with a GA license but have to follow the SC 20 fish 8 inch crappie limit or whatever it is if on that side. Bream and Crappie are considered to be local species so the thought is differ regulations on each side are applicable because not that many bream or crappie will swim from one side to a other. Neither wants to change what they have so they keep those the same as what they have statewide. Bass and striper swim all over the lake so those are the same.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:57 AM
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Ga licenses are valid on all border lakes
So I can fish anywhere on Weiss or West Point with a Georgia license ?
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Not sure about Weiss, but West Point yes.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:28 PM
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So I can fish anywhere on Weiss or West Point with a Georgia license ?
All of this information is readily available on line.

http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/...dering-states/
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Yes but the bream and crappie limits differ and are enforced differently on each side's water. You can fish on the SC side with a GA license but have to follow the SC 20 fish 8 inch crappie limit or whatever it is if on that side. Bream and Crappie are considered to be local species so the thought is differ regulations on each side are applicable because not that many bream or crappie will swim from one side to a other. Neither wants to change what they have so they keep those the same as what they have statewide. Bass and striper swim all over the lake so those are the same.
Thanks for the explanation
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So I can fish anywhere on Weiss or West Point with a Georgia license ?
Sorry I was referring to the SC/GA border lakes.

But no there is no agreement for Weiss lake on either fishing limits or licenses.
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Like across the river said,, also in 2012 Carolina changed their crappie regulation to what it is now in hope it would
Make a better crappie fishing. My Carolina friends were for the regs. Georgia dnr was asked if Ga was going to change our refs along the border lakes, the answer was no. They claim that changing the crappie regulation would not help. I know various groups around the state has tried to get size limits on crappie. I don’t know if it would help or hurt the crappie ,
I’ll leave that up to the biologists.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:41 PM
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Alabama, Tennessee, NC, SC, VA and many other states use size limits on crappie to one degree or another.

But they are not a 'one size fits all' approach.

They can and do work.

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Georgia dnr was asked if Ga was going to change our refs along the border lakes, the answer was no. They claim that changing the crappie regulation would not help
So the logical thing to do is sample the GA portions of, say, Strom Thurmond and Hartwell and compare them to the SC portions under the size limit.

Would be interesting to see if there are any differences in the crappie populations.

That would end any debate about different crappie regulations between SC and GA.
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Alabama, Tennessee, NC, SC, VA and many other states use size limits on crappie to one degree or another.
But they are not a 'one size fits all' approach.
They can and do work.
So the logical thing to do is sample the GA portions of, say, Strom Thurmond and Hartwell and compare them to the SC portions under the size limit.
Would be interesting to see if there are any differences in the crappie populations.
That would end any debate about different crappie regulations between SC and GA.
Best thing to do is just to stay away from Georgia.
Doesn't matter too much what it is...Georgia 'big shots' will always end up doing it wrong.
Jet Jockey had the right idea....get out of here.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:29 PM
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Not sure what you mean.
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If your over 20 crappie just make sure you stay on the Georgia side of the lake. If caught by South Carolina DNR theyíll give you a ticket. Saying they were caught on th Ga side wonít hold water.
I don't believe this correct. It only applies to which side of lake you launch and take out from.
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I don't believe this correct. It only applies to which side of lake you launch and take out from.
I don't think so at all.

If you are on the SC side with a crappie under 8 inches I'm pretty sure you will get a ticket from the SC folks.

If you look in the GA regulations it highlights in bold that sunfish and crappie limits differ on the Savannah River lakes.

Also the pickerel limits are different between GA and SC if that matters.
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No person may carry to either state or possess in such state more fish than the laws of that state or those of this agreement permit, even though the fish were caught in the waters of the other state.
from the regs book

But there is a 40 fish aggregate for all "game fish"

SC counts yellow perch as a game fish.

GA does not.

The limits in this agreement are a joke when you get down to it.

Basically all GA and SC did was agree to the same limits on striped bass, hybrid striped bass and black bass.

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I don't believe this correct. It only applies to which side of lake you launch and take out from.
Iím not going to debate:: I do know when the South Carolina enacted their limits on crappie, a game warden was asked about the two states being different. His words were two boats were bumping each other on Russell, the boat in Georgia waters betterbe following Ga state law and the boat in South Carolina waters better be following South Carolina law. He said he doesnít always agree with the law but itís his job to enforce them. As for me Iím catch and release only I just fish to catch and let em go.
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If you are that worried about pickerel, yellow perch and crappie limits just catch and release them.

Problem solved.

Bass are king and other species don't matter. I'm convinced of it.
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If you are that worried about pickerel, yellow perch and crappie limits just catch and release them.

Problem solved.

Bass are king and other species don't matter. I'm convinced of it.
I hope you're being sarcastic. I wouldn't trade one yellow perch or crappie fillet for every bass on the planet.
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I hope you're being sarcastic. I wouldn't trade one yellow perch or crappie fillet for every bass on the planet.
I’m actually serious in this case. No mess of crappie or perch is worth a ticket

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