Striped Bass Recreational Fishing Information

Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Contact Season Size Limit (TL) Possession Restrictions
Charlton Godwin
800-338-7805
Year Round Harvest slot limit of 28 inches to less than 35 inches TL 1 Striped Bass per person per day

Landing Tags required May through October.

Circle hook required when fishing with natural bait.

Roanoke River Management Area

Roanoke River Management Area

The Roanoke River Management Area (RRMA) is designated as Roanoke River and its joint and inland tributaries, including Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers, up to the Roanoke Rapids dam. 

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N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Katy Potoka
252-339-5348

Contact the Wildlife Resources Commission for up-to-date information.  18 inches minimum AND no striped bass between 22 inches and 27 inches in length. Contact the Wildlife Resources Commission for up-to-date information.     

12,800 pound quota; season closed if reached.

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Albemarle Sound Management Area

Albemarle Sound Management Area

The Albemarle Sound Management Area (ASMA) is designated as Albemarle Sound and all its joint and inland water tributaries, (except for the Roanoke, Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers), Currituck, Roanoke and Croatan sounds and all their joint and inland water tributaries, including Oregon Inlet, north of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay.

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Contact Season Size Limit (TL) Possession Restrictions
Nathaniel Hancock
800-338-7805
October 1 – April 30 unless closed earlier by proclamation if the quota is reached. 18 inches minimum 1 Striped Bass per person per day 12,800 pound quota; season closed if reached
Central Southern Management Area

Central Southern Management Area

The Central Southern Management Area (CSMA) is designated as all internal coastal, and joint and contiguous inland waters south of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay, to the South Carolina line.

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Contact Regulations
Todd Mathes
800-338-7804
Closed; no harvest allowed
See Proclamation FF-6-2019
Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

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Contact Regulations
Chris Stewart
800-248-4536
Closed; no harvest allowed