Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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NC: striped bass and stocked trout updates

Striped Bass Season on the Roanoke River

The Roanoke River Management Area is now open to striped bass
harvest from March 1 until April 30. The daily creel limit is two
fish per person with a minimum length limit of 18 inches. No
striped bass between 22 and 27 inches can be possessed at any time
and only one striped bass larger than 27 inches can be included in
the daily creel limit.

Download “Releasing Stripers Alive,” a pocket-sized information
card on releasing stripers safely. A series of questions and
answers on striped bass fishing, locations of free
Commission-managed boat ramps on the Roanoke River, and striped
bass fishing tips are also available online.

Special Public Hearings for Input on Regulation of Saltwater
Species in Inland Waters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled four public
hearings to gather public input on a proposed rule that would
standardize regulations for sea trout (spotted or speckled),
flounder, gray trout (weakfish) and red drum taken in inland, joint
or coastal fishing waters. All hearings start at 7 p.m.; dates and
locations are:

March 28 in Elizabethtown

March 29 in New Bern

March 30 in Edenton

March 31 in Raleigh

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Opening

Approximately 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters
will open to harvest at 7 a.m. on April 2. The season will run
until one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28, 2012. Anglers fishing
on hatchery-supported trout waters can harvest up to seven trout
per day, with no minimize size limits or bait restrictions.

See the “2010-11 North Carolina Fishing Regulations” for a list
of hatchery-supported trout waters, regulation information and
trout maps.


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