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Fishing on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide variety of fishing experiences. What you catch depends on where you fish.

Inside the refuge there are canals, creeks and lakes where the water might be acidic. In those waters, there are catfish, sunfish and chain pickerel, while fishing from the refuge shorelines into the sound might find you catching flounder, rockfish and speckled trout.

Refuge fishing requires that you follow all North Carolina State fishing license regulations as well as size and catch limits.

“You should obey refuge rules and regulations including staying in public, non-restricted areas,” stated USFWS.

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Courtesy Strawser/USFWS

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