Recreational striped bass season opens tomorrow

Published 6:54 pm Sunday, September 30, 2018

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-36-2018 opens the Albemarle Sound Management Area to the recreational harvest of striped bass at 12:01 a.m., Monday, October 1.

The recreational harvest season will close by proclamation when the harvest allocation is reached or 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2019.

For this season, striped bass may be taken by hook-and-line or recreational commercial gear seven days a week.

It is unlawful to possess striped bass less than 18 inches in total length and more than two (2) striped bass taken in any one day by hook-and-line or for recreational purposes from the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

The Albemarle Sound Management Area encompasses the Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds and tributaries.

For more information, visit http://ncmarinefisheries.net.