15A NCAC 10C .0306 crappie
(a) There is no daily creel limit for Crappie, except for waters identified in Paragraphs (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this Rule. There is no minimum size limit for these fish, except for waters identified in Paragraphs (d) and (e). There is no closed season.
(b) In Buckhorn Reservoir in Wilson and Nash counties, the daily creel limit is 20 fish.
(c) In Lake Chatuge in Clay County, the daily creel limit is 30 fish.
(d) In the following waters, the daily creel limit is 20 fish and the minimum size limit is 10 inches:
(1) B. Everett Jordan Reservoir;
(2) Roanoke River and its tributaries downstream of Roanoke Rapids dam;
(3) Cashie River and its tributaries;
(4) Middle River and its tributaries;
(5) Eastmost River and its tributaries; and
(6) Lake Mattamuskeet and associated canals in Hyde County.
(e) In the following waters, the daily creel limit is 20 fish and the minimum size limit is eight inches:
(1) Pee Dee River from Blewett Falls Dam to the South Carolina state line;
(2) Badin Lake;
(3) Falls Lake (Stanly and Montgomery counties);
(4) Lake Tillery;
(5) Blewett Falls Lake;
(6) Lake Norman;
(7) Lake Hyco;
(8) Lake Ramseur;
(9) Cane Creek Lake;
(10) Lake Hampton (Yadkin County);
(11) Tar River downstream of Tar River Reservoir Dam;
(12) Neuse River downstream of Falls Lake Dam;
(13) Haw River downstream of Jordan Lake Dam;
(14) Deep River downstream of Lockville Dam;
(15) Cape Fear River;
(16) Waccamaw River downstream of Lake Waccamaw Dam;
(17) Lumber River including Drowning Creek;
(18) all other public fishing waters east of Interstate 95, except Tar River Reservoir in Nash County, Sutton Lake in New Hanover County, and waters listed in Paragraph (d) of this Rule; and
(19) all public waters west of Interstate 77, except Lake Chatuge.
For waters in Subparagraphs (11) through (19), the restrictions apply to all tributaries.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-292;
Eff. November 1, 2013;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2017; August 1, 2016; August 1, 2015.