Lake Norman Hybrid Striped Bass Tag Reward

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is offering Lake Norman anglers who catch a tagged hybrid striped bass a $100 reward if they report their catch. In order to receive the reward, anglers must retain the tag.

Anglers who catch a hybrid striped bass with an orange tag will need to remove and keep all tags and provide the following information to the Commission’s Piedmont fisheries research coordinator:

Tag number
Date of capture
Location of capture in relation to some known landmark
If the fish was harvested or released
If they were a boat or bank angler
Bait type used during capture

In December, fisheries biologists with the Commission will begin tagging hybrid striped bass in Lake Norman. Biologists will continue to tag hybrid striped bass each month through 2016.

The hybrid striped bass is a cross between a striped bass and a white bass. Approximately162,500 hybrid striped bass fingerlings are stocked into Lake Norman annually.

For more information, visit the NCWRC fishing webpage.

source: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission