Roanoke bass on the Flat River with Carolina ALL OUT

Roanoke bass are in the panfish family

Chris Douglas with Carolina ALL OUT joined Corey Oakley, NCWRC Assistant Chief of Inland Fisheries, for a day of small-water fishing on the Flat River in Durham County. The river offers an escape from city life, and gives anglers their shot at one of the most unique panfish in the country — the Roanoke bass.

This fish is a variation of the rock bass that is commonly found in the western part of North Carolina, but has a few differences. Douglas and Oakley take a good look at several of these fish on this trip. Oakley also explains how anglers can find a list of places to fish throughout the state to find whatever species they are targeting.

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