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Boaters can listen to the music
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Water Music shorefront concerts will be 5-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the mouth of Mill Creek, on the River Oaks Road side. Concerts are accessible by boat only. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/lakewyliewatermusicmillscreek.
Boat show and sale Aug. 17-19
RALEIGH, N.C. The 2012 Carolina Fall Boat Show & Sale will be Aug. 17-19 at the NC State Fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building.
Hours are noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Parking is free. Admission – good for all three days with return pass – costs $6 for adults, free for children 12 and younger with adult.
Visit ncboatshows.com for more information.
Georgia, S.C. agree to fishing rules
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Freshwater Fisheries Section recently announced a series of changes to South Carolina state statutes (Chapter 13) regulating freshwater fishing. The goals of these changes, effective July 1, are to promote consistency and modernize the laws to ensure proper freshwater fisheries management. As a result, a new reciprocal agreement with Georgia was necessary.
Georgia and South Carolina’s reciprocal freshwater fishing license agreement allows anglers to fish on the border waters of the Savannah River System from the North Carolina border down to the mouth of the Savannah River with a valid fishing license from either state. Border waters include the Chattooga River to Lake Hartwell and downstream waters such as lakes Russell and Thurmond, and the Savannah River.
To minimize confusion, Georgia sport fishing regulations will largely mirror South Carolina laws on border waters, including:
• A limit of 10 striped bass or hybrid bass or combination on Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond, only three may be over 26 inches.
• The limit for trout is 5.
• The limit for white bass is 10.
Anglers should note South Carolina’s new fishing laws differ for crappie and bream than Georgia’s regulations.