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Fish Identification

Hunting Regulations Icon North Carolina Hunting & Fishing

Bass Identification Chart

Largemouth Bass

Found statewide

Spotted Bass

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

Smallmouth Bass

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

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

Morone Identification Chart

White Bass

Striped Bass

Bodie Bass

(striped bass hybrid)

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