Section .0300 - Game Fish

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section .0300 - GAME FISH



The following fishes are classified and designated as inland

game fishes:

(1)           mountain trout, all species including but not

limited to rainbow, brown and brook trout;

(2)           muskellunge, chain (jack) and redfin pickerel;

(3)           yellow perch, when found in inland waters, walleye

and sauger;

(4)           black bass, including largemouth, smallmouth,

spotted and redeye bass;

(5)           black and white crappie;

(6)           sunfish, including bluegill (bream), redbreast

(robin), redear (shellcracker), pumpkinseed, warmouth, rock bass, (redeye),

flier, Roanoke bass, and all other species of the sunfish family

(Centrarchidae) not specifically listed in this Rule;

(7)           spotted sea trout (speckled trout), when found in

inland fishing waters;

(8)           flounder, when found in inland fishing waters;

(9)           red drum (channel bass, red fish, puppy drum), when

found in inland fishing waters;

(10)         striped bass, white bass, white perch and Morone

hybrids (striped bass‑white bass), when found in inland fishing waters;

(11)         American and hickory shad, when found in inland

fishing waters;

(12)         kokanee salmon.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑129;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2005; June 1, 2004; July 1, 1996; July

1, 1990; July 1, 1983; January 1, 1981; January 1, 1980.