Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass. This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.
Striped bass is one of the most popular saltwater game fish on the East Coast. Stripers spend most of their time in the ocean, but each year in the spring, they make a journey upstream to spawn. And that’s when local anglers flock to the Neuse and Tar Rivers to test their luck.