Talked to 3 DNR officers in the same DNR boat out of Georgetown a few weeks ago. All 3 said that as to their knowledge that there is nothing illegal about having or using pin fish traps in SC waters.
"sniff it before you eat it!"
And that's a major flaw in our DNR regulations. I've had the same conversations with LEOs in Charleston and have been told the opposite. Laws should be easy to understand. You shouldn't have to study the law in order to interpret it.
"Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality." --Peepod 07-25-2017
I will tell you that I sat on the rocks next the the Shem Creek ramp and absolutely loaded up on pins. Small hook with a tiny piece of shrimp and a cork. The fishing trip that followed, the grouper sure seemed to favor them.