Striped Bass Season Begins!
Opening day is the day for which many fishermen have been waiting – March 1, the opening of Striped Bass Season on the Roanoke River Striped Bass Management Area. The Area includes Roanoke, Cashie, Middle, and Eastmost rivers including their tributaries. It also includes downstream from the Roanoke Dam to the mouth of the river at Albemarle Sound. Be aware there are size limits as well; no fish under 18” can be taken and no fish between 22” and 27” maybe be taken. Also, the daily creel limit is two fish, one of which can be greater than 27”. For your convenience, licenses and boat registrations may be completed online at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission found here. The bass is a great sports fish that will give you some action at the end of your line and give you a run for your money.