"Anglers who use Thurmond Lake should become familiar with grass carp and how to identify the species. Removal of grass carp from the lake is prohibited by federal regulations and South Carolina state law."
Straight from the corps of engineers website.
They aren't protected under state law, but are under federal.
Yeah, the sign was put up this year, I knew SC prohibited the removal of them. They are to help with the hydrilla according to usace website. It don't affect me as I've never been bowfishing, but just trying to save y'all a ticket.
That's why I hate seeing grass carp introduced, but hydrilla is an invasive, so I guess they have to take care of it someway. Fishing will hurt too, especially bass and jack fish, but only time will tell, I guess.