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Coastal Region Fisheries Supervisor Chad Thomas, pictured here with a 55.1-pound Roanoke River striped bass that was sampled, tagged and returned to the river on April 22, said that it is important to protect the larger fish now on the spawning grounds.

Roanoke River Striped Bass Harvest Season Ends April 30

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission confirmed today that the season for harvesting striped bass by hook and line in the Roanoke River Striped Bass Management Area will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, as specified in rule. After that time, all striped bass caught in this area must…


White Bass? Yes, They Are Good For The Table

White Bass? Yes, They Are Good For The Table

 It’s the white bass time of the year, and Arkansas waters are loaded with them. When the fish make spawning runs up rivers and creeks feeding into lakes, they can be caught in abundance. White bass are fighters at the end of a line, especially light line. They will take…


SC, GA DNR's, Army Corps team up for Lake Thurmond striper study

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

The S.C Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally…


Roanoke River Creel Clerks, Chip Peele and Patrick Railey, are interviewing Roanoke River anglers this spring to collect angling effort as well as size, catch and harvest data on striped bass, hickory shad and other fish.

North Carolina Coastal Rivers Fisheries Reports Now Online

The N.C. Wildlife Resources has available new fisheries reports from four major coastal rivers — the Roanoke, Tar, Neuse and Cape Fear. The Coastal Rivers Fisheries Reports will replace the Roanoke River Fishing Report, which has been a popular feature on the agency’s website each spring for the last 10 years. The…


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Alabama State Record May Be a World Record!

James R. Bramlett, 65, of Dora, Alabama, landed a 70 pound striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam Plant Thursday February 28, 2013. The fish was weighed on certified scales, and officials, including a fisheries biologist with the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources, were…


Renovations to the Big Flatty Boating Access Area are complete.

NC: Big Flatty Boating Access Area Renovations Complete

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has completed renovations to the Big Flatty Boating Access Area, and it is now open to the public. The refurbished site, on Big Flatty Creek in Pasquotank County, includes a new ramp, 8-foot by 40-foot floating dock, improved signage and parking, and shoreline stabilization. Big…


2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

WELDON, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30.  The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound,including the Cashie,…


Is this Lake Powell’s year of the angler?

LAKE POWELL — Striped bass will be hungry in Lake Powell this year. And largemouth bass and crappie fishing at the lake could be phenomenal.Wayne Gustaveson, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ lead fisheries biologist at Lake Powell, says 2011 could be the “Year of the Angler” at the lake….


Lake Wichita Fishery Survey Results Good News for Anglers

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries office in Wichita Falls recently completed a gill net survey of hybrid striped bass and channel catfish populations at Lake Wichita, and the results are very encouraging. “The results exceeded our expectations,” said biologist Robert Mauk. “Our gill nets sampled a…


Partnership Helping Gulf Striped Bass

The Gulf striped bass was once common in many locations along the Northern Gulf coast and on the Mississippi River. But a combination of factors – including fishing, dams, and pollution – diminished the population and limited it to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River system in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.  For years,…