• Lake Murray Water Level

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:30 PM 356.09 feet MSL Level is 1.91 feet below the normal high lake level of 358.00. (Full pool is 360.00 feet) source: http://murray.uslakes.info/Level/

Fishing Lake Murray

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FISH IN LAKE MURRAY
Some of the fish you will find:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • White Bass
  • Crappie
  • White perch
  • Bream
  • Catfish (channel, white and
    several species of bullhead)
  • Bluegill
  • Redear sunfish

FISHING LICENSE
Here are the basic requirements for a fishing license

  • A state issued identification document
  • Social security number or alien identification number
  • Proof of residency with your unexpired State of South Carolina Driver’s license or Identification Card
  • Military personnel and their dependents stationed in SC for 30 days or longer, or who are domiciled in this state, are eligible for resident privileges. Valid military identification must be presented when applying
  • Read full requirements on the SCDNR website

LAKE GUIDES

Ready to experience the best fishing on Lake Murray? The following list has USCG approved legal guides is the perfect start!

Disclaimer: Always ask for credential verification. Lake Murray Currents does not hold any connection with the guides and is providing this directory list for informational purposes only

CAPTAINMAIN SPECIE CONTACT
Michael MurphyLargemouth BassWebsite
803-567-5263
William AtawayCatfish803-924-0857
Buddy BouknightStriped BassWebsite
803-319-8722
Terry CaulderStriped BassWebsite
803-600-8078
Ronnie FairclothStriped BassEmail
Kevin FulmerStriped BassEmail
Mike GaultStriped Bass
Catfish
Mike GloverStriped BassWebsite
803-609-0066
Dale GossetStriped BassWebsite
803-957-4650
Danny KimbleStriped BassEmail
Kevin MorseStriped BassEmail
Brad TaylorCrappie
Striped Bass
Email

LAKE MURRAY SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

  • NO largemouth bass less than 14 inches in total length. 
  • It is unlawful to possess more than 5 striped bass a day (
    On Lake Murray and the middle reach of the Saluda River ).
  • June 1 – September 30, it is unlawful to take, attempt to take, or possess more than 5 striped bass a day.
  • October 1 – May 31, it is unlawful to possess a striped bass less than 21 inches in total length. From June 1st to September 30th there is no minimum length ( On Lake Murray and the middle reach of the Saluda River).
  • Allowable Nongame Devices (visit SCNDR website)

PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS

  • Rocky Point – concrete boat ramp; picnic facilities
  • Hilton – concrete boat ramp, shoreline fishing; pier fishing; restrooms; picnic facilities; swimming
  • Larry Koon – concrete boat ramps; shoreline fishing; restrooms; picnic facilities
  • SCE&G public landing (Shull Landing) – concrete boat ramp
  • Lake Murray Dam (Irmo) – concrete ramp; shoreline fishing, pier fishing; restrooms, picnic facilities
  • SCE&G #3 (Lake Murray Shores) – concrete boat ramp; shoreline fishing; picnic facilities
  • Billy Dreher Island State Park – concrete boat ramps; shoreline fishing; restrooms; picnic facilities; swimming; primitive camping; RV hookups
  • SCE&G #4 (Riverbend) –concrete boat ramp; shoreline fishing; pier fishing; restrooms; picnic facilities; swimming
  • SCE&G public ramp (Lake
    Murray Estates)
    – concrete boat ramp; shoreline fishing, pier fishing
  • Higgin’s Bridge (SC 121) –concrete boat ramp (off map)
  • Kempson’s Bridge (SC 395) – concrete boat ramp (off map)
  • SCE&G public landing (Buffalo Creek) – concrete boat ramp; shoreline fishing; picnic facilities; swimming
  • Download the full map of dock locations here

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