Classification: Game Fish
Abundance: Coastal rivers during spring spawning runs, and stocked in reservoirs throughout NC.
Sport Fish Profile (pdf) Species 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).
2009 Cape Fear River a Haven for Catfish Anglers (PDF)
2009 Tar River is Home of Trophy Flathead Catfish (PDF)
Striped Bass Fishing Information
Striped Bass Fishing Access Areas on Roanoke River, NC
Striped Bass fishing guide for the Roanoke River
Roanoke River Fishing Report
Where to Fish
N.C. Freshwater Fishing State Record Program
N.C. Angler Recognition Program (NCARP)