Scientific Name: Micropterus punctulatus
Classification: Game Fish
Abundance: Found in several mountain and piedmont reservoirs, as well as the Yadkin River and upper Cape Fear River.
Sport Fish Profile (pdf)
North Carolina offers some great fishing opportunities. If you are a resident or visitor to the state, please review the links below to ensure that you understand the rules, regulations and other guidelines.
Inland Fishing Regulations (PDF)
Regulatory authority between the Wildlife Resources Commission and Division of Marine Fisheries. Inland game fish regulations include Manner of Taking, Seasons and Using Trotlines and Set-hooks.
There are no closed seasons on inland game fishes with the following exceptions (PDF).
Where to Fish
NC Freshwater Fishing State Record Program
NC Angler Recognition Program (NCARP)