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Fish Identification

Hunting Regulations Icon North Carolina Hunting & Fishing

Bass Identification Chart

Largemouth Bass

Found statewide

Smallmouth Bass

Found west of I-77 & in the Uwharrie and Dan rivers

Spotted Bass

Found west of I-77 & in the Cape Fear River Basin

Alabama Bass

Found west of I-77 & in the Yadkin-Pee Dee & Roanoke River Basins

Morone Identification Chart

Striped Bass

Bodie Bass

(striped bass hybrid)

White Bass

White Perch

* Largemouth bass X spotted bass and smallmouth bass X spotted bass hybrids may have a small patch of teeth on the tongue.

Additional information on these and other species can be found at ncwildlife.org/fishing