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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Seeing Spots

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At one time spotted bass were probably native to some stretches of rivers in the western part of the state; however, current populations have been introduced either by wildlife agency stocking programs of the 1970s, or more recently by fishermen. While anglers enjoy the fish's scrappiness, its introduction could have a negative impact on other bass. Ingram examines the state's four geographic reasons to see how spots are affecting other bass populations like large and smallmouth.