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Fishing North Carolina

EZFishing brings you North Carolina's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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North Carolina Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in North Carolina.

North Carolina Fishing Regulations

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North Carolina Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to North Carolina Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of North Carolina's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

North Carolina Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in North Carolina.

  • Explore Dinners Yummy, I Dinner Recipes, and more!
  • An easy to make, one pot meal! "Living on the coast of North Carolina, we love Calabash style seafood and hush puppies. I serve these hush puppies hot with homemade honey butter and fresh local fish fried up crispy and golden, MMMM MMMMM! I hope y'all ...
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  • Custom Carolina Dixon Boatwork Sportfish Give It Away
  • Give It Away 57' Custom Carolina 2004 Sportfish Built by Dixon Boatworks along with Hunley/Sullivan Inc.in North Carolina. Very well maintained, engines maintained to a "like-new" condition. Located 20 minutes from Palm Beach Boat Show, easy to see.
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  • 2/19/2017 11:09:00 AM
  • Walton Joyner Jr.: Trawling hurts fish population
  • Regarding the Feb. 15 Point of View “YES: To save N.C. fish, limit shrimp trawling”: I agree with the proposed ban on all inshore bottom trawling in North Carolina. Amazingly, we are the only state that still allows it. It catches juvenile fish by the ...
  • The News & Observer
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  • 2/19/2017 1:23:00 AM
  • NC fishing regulators start process to limit shrimp catch
  • WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina regulators are starting a process that could limit how intensely shrimp boats can trawl coastal waters. The Star-News of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/2m1FjD5) the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission decided ...
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  • 2/18/2017 11:16:00 AM
  • Red-Hot Thrift Throttles 24-12 For Day-1 Lead
  • Asked to explain his recent hot streak, the North Carolina pro was quick to shrug it off. “I don’t pay much attention to it,” said Thrift, the runner-up at the Lake Guntersville season opener. “I’m just trying to catch fish. I have to get paid.
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  • 2/17/2017 1:34:00 AM
  • Fish on the ‘rocks’ in the lower Roanoke River
  • The annual spring striped bass run up the Roanoke River in eastern North Carolina is known far and wide as a fish catching bonanza. Every year countless striped bass swim 130 miles from the Roanoke’s mouth just a few miles downstream from Plymouth to an ..
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  • 2/16/2017 6:24:00 AM
  • 2017 North Carolina Crappie Fishing Forecast
  • North Carolina crappie fishing has been blessed with above-average successes for years, but 2017 could be the best in a decade. The northeastern section of District 1 finally has overcome the effects of 2011’s Hurricane Irene. That storm dropped tons of ..
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 2/15/2017 7:35:00 PM
  • Coal Ash Selenium Found in Fish in North Carolina Lakes
  • US - A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste. "Across the board, we're seeing elevated selenium levels in fish from lakes affected by coal combustion ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 2/9/2017 11:00:00 AM
  • Coal ash pollution poisoning fish in North Carolina
  • Coal ash waste is poisoning fish in North Carolina lakes, scientists said this week announcing findings from a new study supported in part by the EPA. The research by scientists from Duke University showed that potentially harmful levels of selenium are ..
  • Summit County Citizens Voice
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  • 2/8/2017 1:33:00 PM
  • Coal ash selenium found in fish in NC lakes
  • Image courtesy Jessica Brandt, Duke University. A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste. "Across the board, we're seeing elevated selenium levels in fish ...
  • Terra Daily
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  • 2/8/2017 3:29:00 AM
  • Duke U. Study Finds Contamination In Fish Near 2 Coal Ash Sites
  • A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish at two lakes near Duke Energy coal-ash sites in North Carolina. But Duke Energy says its own studies have found no problems with fish from the lakes. The study published in the journal .
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  • 2/8/2017 1:19:00 AM
  • Duke study finds coal-ash byproduct in fish
  • DURHAM -- Duke University researchers say the fish they caught in three North Carolina lakes that’ve taken power plants’ coal-ash waste showed relatively high levels of selenium, an element left over from the combustion process. The results show that ...
  • Durham Herald Sun
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  • 2/7/2017 11:39:00 PM
  • Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes
  • Credit: Jessica Brandt, Duke University A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste. "Across the board, we're seeing elevated selenium levels in fish from lakes
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  • 2/7/2017 9:06:00 PM
  • Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes
  • DURHAM, N.C. — A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste. "Across the board, we're seeing elevated selenium levels in fish from lakes affected by coal ...
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  • 2/7/2017 9:03:00 PM
  • Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes
  • DURHAM, N.C. -- A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste. "Across the board, we're seeing elevated selenium levels in fish from lakes affected by coal ...
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  • 2/7/2017 7:54:00 PM
  • High Selenium Levels Found in Fish in N.C. Lakes Receiving Coal Ash Waste
  • DURHAM, N.C. -- A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants’ coal ash waste. “Across the board, we’re seeing elevated selenium levels in fish from lakes affected by coal ...
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  • 2/7/2017 5:02:00 PM
  • How to Rig Popular Offshore Leaders
  • Capt. Rom Whitaker of Release Sportfishing in Hatteras, North Carolina, targets dolphin, wahoo, marlin and tuna off the Tar Heel coast. I wanted to know his leader rig for catching blue marlin. “The leader combinations we use have been tested and ...
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  • 2/3/2017 5:02:00 PM
  • Local Scientists Study Sesimic Testing Impacts On Fish
  • However, little is known on how fish species are affected, until now. Marine Ecologist and PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences Avery Paxton was the lead author of a two year study observing how fish respond to .
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  • 2/3/2017 4:03:00 PM
  • Study: Fish numbers drop
  • They showed that during seismic surveying conducted off the coast of North Carolina in 2014, a nearby reef saw its fish abundance drop by 78 percent during its evening hours, the peak time for fish to gather at the reef. This study is the first to document
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  • 2/3/2017 11:23:00 AM
  • North Carolina Fishing Maps
  • North Carolina Fishing Maps includes links to over 15, 000 fishing Lakes, Rivers, and Reservoirs in the State of North Carolina. Each fishing location can be searched by name or by selecting a county and reviewing all lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and even ..
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  • 2/3/2017 12:22:00 AM
  • Study: Noisy tests offshore possibly scaring fish away from reefs
  • Morehead City, N.C. — The sonic tests used to map the ocean floor in order to explore for oil and gas is scaring fish away from reefs, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher.
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  • 2/1/2017 11:59:00 PM
  • Study: Noisy tests offshore scaring fish away from reefs
  • Morehead City, N.C. — The sonic tests used to map the ocean floor in order to explore for oil and gas is scaring fish away from reefs, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher.
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North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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