Coastal river anglers who catch a striped bass with a red or yellow tag during their fishing trips can participate in research projects that help fisheries biologists manage North Carolina’s striped bass populations. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are cooperating with researchers from N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries on studies to determine striped bass movement throughout North Carolina’s coastal waters and to estimate mortality rates of the state’s striped bass populations. The striped bass collected in these projects are tagged with red or yellow tags, which are printed with a unique number and contact information for the project. Please click here for more information on the NCDMF Tagging Program.
The tags are located in the abdominal area of striped bass, most often behind the left pectoral fin. Check both sides of the fish for tags; cut and report all tags observed.
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Striped Bass Fishing in North Carolina
Striped Bass Species Information
Coastal Rivers Fisheries Reports