It is unlawful to possess striped bass or Bodie bass (striped bass hybrid) that are not in agreement with size and creel limits of the waters being fished, regardless of other management areas that may have been fished that day.

Fishing is prohibited from Feb. 15 to April 15 in the Linville River from the mouth, as marked at Lake James, upstream to the N.C. 126 bridge. Fishing with Bait is allowed at lakes without Bait Bans. For special rules governing trotlines, see “Trotlines, Set-hooks and Jug-hooks” (, American and hickory shad may be taken with bow nets from March 1 through April 30 in those counties and waters with open seasons for the use of bow nets (see “Seasons and Waters”. It is unlawful to possess more than 10 American or hickory shad in aggregate, per person per day, taken by hook-and-line. It is unlawful to possess striped bass or Bodie bass (striped bass hybrid) less than 18 inches in length. White perch may be taken when captured in a cast net being used to collect nongame fishes in all impounded waters west of I-95 and in the Tar River Reservoir (Nash Co.) except in waters in and west of Haywood, Buncombe and Rutherford counties where it is unlawful to possess, transport or release live White perch. 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This deep, cold-water lake is home to quite a variety of freshwater fish species. The Eastern Slopes consists of the mountains and foothills that form the “Eastern Slopes” along the Rocky Mountains from Montana to the Grande Prairie region. Check the ES1 regulation tables for site specific regulations. ● Fishing with Bait is allowed at lakes without Bait Bans. Black Bear - McDowell County: On Lake James Road, off Hankins Road, off N.C. 226/221, northeast of Marion. No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5. “Barbless” means that the hook either does not have a barb or that the barb is bent down. Special Regulations for Joint Fishing Waters. Fishing with Bait Fish is NOT allowed in ES2 except at the following waterbodies: Burnstick Lake, Brazeau Canal, Cow Lake, Jackfish Lake and Glennifer (Reservoir) Lake. James River State Park is most notable for its tremendous views and excellent access to the James River. ● The names of most ES2 lakes and streams are listed alphabetically in the site specific regulation tables on the following pages. The minimum length limit is 14" and the daily bag limit is 5. ● If a ES2 lake, reservoir, river, stream or species is not listed, follow the default regulations below. The following fishes are designated as inland game fish: There are no closed seasons on inland game fishes with the following exceptions: The harvest of many game fish species is regulated by length limits. It is unlawful to use any net, net stakes, or electrical fishing device within 800 feet downstream of the dam at Lock No. It is unlawful, while fishing, to change the appearance of fish subject to size limits or daily creel limits or remove the head and/or tail from fish that are regulated by a size limit so that they may not be measured and/or identified. The daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office. ● Burbot limit 10 Lookout Shoals Lake: Mountain Island Reservoir: Lake Wylie: Lake Gaston The boundaries between inland, joint and coastal fishing waters are prominently marked with metal signs posted adjacent to the affected waters. ● General regulation stocked trout lakes are listed here. It is unlawful to possess striped bass or Bodie bass (striped bass hybrid) from May 1 through Sept. 30 in the joint waters of the Albemarle Sound Striped Bass Management Area. The Red Deer River watershed upstream of the Dickson Dam west of Innisfail and the North Saskatchewan River watershed upstream of Highway 22/39 near Drayton Valley. 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Nearest Town: Morganton, NC Lake Size: 6,812 Acres, over 150 miles of shoreline Fishing Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, White Perch, Catfish, and Muskie. The contents of this website are provided free-of-charge to all recreational anglers in Alberta. NOTE: Regulations listed below may not reflect fish species actually found in the lake. It is unlawful to snag fish by pulling or jerking a device equipped with one or more hooks through the water for the purpose of impaling fish. Fishing at Lake James, North Carolina. BAIT FISHING

Check the ES2 site specific regulations and default regulations for details. In Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, where the season for all fishes is closed and fishing is prohibited from March 1 until 7 a.m. on the first Saturday in April. Due to the cool water, it makes a great summertime lake. Landing nets may be used to land fishes caught on a hook and line. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges, where federal regulations apply. On the Roanoke River, where the striped bass season is closed from May 1 to the end of February from the Roanoke Rapids Dam downstream to the mouth of the river at Albemarle Sound, unless changed by proclamation of the Executive Director of the Wildlife Resources Commission. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult the Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 29 or the Administrative Code of the Department of Natural Resources. For current limits, see. ● Burbot limit 10 Sportfishing would be suspended and fishing not allowed for the duration of the emergency period. ● Northern Pike limit 3 For current limits, see. ● Fishing with Bait Fish is NOT allowed in ES2 except at the following waterbodies: Burnstick Lake, Brazeau Canal, Cow Lake, Jackfish Lake and Glennifer (Reservoir) Lake. It is unlawful to net fish for striped bass or Bodie bass (striped bass hybrid) in joint waters except as authorized by rules of the Marine Fisheries Commission. Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler. 1 on the Cape Fear River. It has abundant White Perch fishing, and you may find a crappie or two mixed in with them. Our Lake James fishing guides specialize in largemouth bass fishing trips as well as smallmouth fishing trips for making an unforgettable day on the lake. In the inland waters of the Roanoke River upstream of the U.S. 258 bridge, only a single barbless hook or a lure with a single barbless hook may be used from April 1 to June 30.

See James Lake's WDNR Lake Page for more information on this lake's characteristics. Regulations Possession or use of live fish for bait is not permitted.

Check the ES2 regulation tables for site specific regulations. BAIT FISHING Fishing with Bait in ES1 streams is NOT allowed. State laws apply to non-Native Americans fishing on the Menominee Reservation. The Eastern Slopes four Watershed Units are the Oldman and Bow rivers (ES1), the Red Deer and North Saskatchewan rivers (ES2), the Athabasca and Pembina rivers (ES3) and the Smoky River (ES4). California Waterfowl & Upland Game & Public Lands, Georgia Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) Student Manual, Nevada Big Game Hunting Seasons & Applications, New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info – 2016-2017, Privilege Licenses, Stamps & Certifications, Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Licenses & Associated Privilege (PDF), portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-fishing-size-and-bag-limits.