Summary Fact Sheets

On this page is information highlighting past and ongoing research studies as well as summaries of monitoring surveys conducted by Commission staff on sport fish and other species throughout North Carolina. Information on fishing access and general management information can be found here as well. Note all documents are PDFs and open in a new window.


2023 - Trout Socioeconomic Summary

2023 - McKinney Lake Sportfish Feeding Program

2023 - F1 Hybrid Largemouth Bass Research Project

2022 - An Overview of the Shearon Harris Reservoir Habitat Project 

2022 - Badin Lake Black Crappie Population Assessment After a Regulation Removal

2022 - Establishment of Hybrid Striped Bass in Hyco Lake

2022 - White Catfish in Jordan Lake

2021 - Lake Norman F1 Largemouth Bass Stocking and Evaluation, 2021-2030

2021 - The Black Crappie Population at Randleman Lake: What's Changed over the Last Decade?

2021 - Angler Use Patterns on Randleman Lake

2021 - High Rock Lake Black Crappie Population Assessment - 2019 

2020 - Project Update: Lake Norman F1 Largemouth Bass Stocking and Evaluation 

2020 - An Overview of the Shearon Harris Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Project-UPDATE 

2020 - Overview of Lake Mattamuskeet Largemouth Bass Surveys

2020 - An Overview of the Jordan Lake Largemouth Bass Fishery 2006-2016

2020 - Largemouth Bass Fishery in Randleman Lake

2020 - Cane Creek Lake: Black Crappie Surveys 2001-2019 

2020 - Largemouth Bass Population Monitoring in B. E. Jordan Lake: Using Over 20 Years of Surveys to Estimate Largemouth Bass Mortality 

2020 - Lake Phelps Angler Creel Survey September 2016-August 2017

2020 - Status of Largemouth Bass and Sunfish in Lake Phelps 

2020 - Lake Tillery Striped Bass Population Assessment 

2019-2016 Summary Fact Sheets

2019 - Assessment of Catfish Populations in the Pungo River, Newport River and Great Lake, 2019 

2019 - Assessment of Invasive and Native Catfish Populations in the Neuse River - 2017 

2019 - A Historical Overview of the Lake Gaston Habitat Enhancement Project

2019 - Discontinued: Red Drum Fishery in Hyco Lake

2019 - Synopsis of Black Bass Stocking in North Carolina Rivers and Reservoirs 

2019 - Sportfish in the New River, Onslow County-2018

2019 - Fishing in the Mebane-Burlington Area 

2019 - High Rock Lake Black Crappie Population Dynamics 2000-2016

2019 - Fishing in Wake County 

2019 - Engaging North Carolina’s Trout Anglers and Other Stakeholders to Help Conserve Eastern Hellbenders 

2019 - Largemouth Bass Stunting and the Prevalence of Small Bass 

2019 - Black Crappie in B. Everett Jordan Lake: 15 Years of Population Monitoring 

2018 - The Bridgewater Tailrace Brown Trout Fishery

2018 - 2018 Catfish Survey in the New River, Onslow County, NC 

2018 - Lake Tillery Black Crappie Population Assessment - 2017 

2018 - An Overview of the Shearon Harris Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Project

2018 - Suitability of Stocked Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout for Trophy Management in Apalachia Reservoir 

2018 - Assessing Angler Use and Demographics at Three Sandhills Game Land Lakes Using Trail Cameras 

2018 - Long-term Assessment and Adaptive Management of Sutton Lake Largemouth Bass

2018 - Badin Lake Largemouth Bass Population Assessment - 2017 

2018 - An Overview of the Lake Gaston Largemouth Bass Fishery (2010-2016) 

2018 - Flathead in Tar River - 2018 

2018 - Status of Largemouth Bass and Pumpkinseed in Lake Phelps - 2017 

2018 - An Overview of the Falls Lake Largemouth Bass Fishery 

2018 - Winter Trout Stocking in CFP Ponds 

2018 - Roanoke River American Shad Spawning Stock Survey 

2017 - An Overview of the Shearon Harris Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishery 2007-2017

2017 - Assessing Blue Catfish Population Dynamics in Lake Gaston

2017 - Black Bass Population Characteristics in Lake Norman After the Introduction of Alabama Bass 

2017 - Economic Impacts of Mountain Trout Fishing Fact Sheet

2017 - Effects of a Regulation Change on White Bass in Jordan Lake

2017 - Evaluation of Multiple Stocking Sites for Striped Bass Fingerlings on Badin Lake Using Genetic Tagging 

2017 - Lake Mattamuskeet Largemouth Bass Stocking Evaluation 

2017 - Lake Phelps Creel Survey September 2016-August 2017 

2017 - Monitoring the Effects of Hydrilla Removal on Fish and Crayfish Communities in the Eno River

2017 - Mountain Trout Fishing: Trout Angler Opinion Survey

2017 - Mountain Trout Fishing: Understanding Landowners' Views Fact Sheet 

2017 - Movement of Triploid Grass Carp in the Pee Dee River 

2017 - Status of North Carolina's Herring Population - 10 Years Post Moratorium 

2016 - Persistence and Movement of Stocked Trout in North Carolina Streams

2016 - Assessing Spawning Activity of Anadromous Species in the Cape Fear River 

2016 - Roanoke River Striped Bass Spawning Stock Assessment  

2016 - Sutton Lake Angler Survey – July 2015 – June 2016 

2016 - Use of Trail Cameras to Assess Angler Usage on Trout Streams 

Related Links

Fisheries Research Reports - in-depth, scientific documents that address a suite of questions about our fisheries and habitat

Other Fish Publications 

Fishes of North Carolina - information on many fish species found in North Carolina

Survey Sampling Technique