Find information on more than 30 freshwater sport fish that anglers may encounter in North Carolina waters. Learn about life history, identification tips, fishing techniques and good places to fish, as well as read fisheries biologists' management reports and summaries.

 

BLACK BASS

Largemouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Smallmouth Bass

 

CATFISH

Blue Catfish

Bullhead Catfish

Channel Catfish

Flathead Catfish

White Catfish

 

CRAPPIE & PERCH

Black Crappie

White Crappie

White Perch

Yellow Perch

 

SHAD

American Shad

Hickory Shad

 

SUNFISHES

Bluegill

Green Sunfish

Pumpkinseed

Redbreast Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

 

OTHER BASS

Bodie Bass (Hybrid)

Roanoke Bass

Rock Bass

Striped Bass

White Bass

 

TROUT

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

 

OTHER SPORTFISHES

Bowfin

Common Carp

Muskellunge

Walleye

Warmouth

 

For nongame fish species, visit the Fish Species page.