Fish Consumption

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Fish Consumption Information by Waterbody

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In addition to the site-specific fish consumption advisories listed below, there is a statewide advisory for the consumption of fish high in mercury, including Largemouth Bass.

Affected waterbodyAffected countiesNC regionPollutantSpecies under advisory (to avoid)Learn more
Albemarle SoundBertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, WashingtonEastDioxins and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow Perch, Black CrappieSite info
Badin LakeMontgomery, StanlyPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Brier CreekWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryALL FISHSite info
Chatuge LakeClayWestMercuryLargemouth Bass, White BassSite info
Crabtree CreekWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Dan RiverCaswell, RockinghamPiedmontCoal Ash and MercuryALL FISHSite info
Falls ReservoirMontgomery, StanlyPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Fontana LakeGraham, SwainWestMercuryLargemouth Bass, WalleyeSite info
Glenville ReservoirJacksonWestMercuryLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, WalleyeSite info
High Rock LakeDavidson, RowanPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Lake CrabtreeWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Lake GastonHalifax, Northampton, WarrenPiedmontMercuryLargemouth Bass, Walleye, Bowfin, Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Lake NormanCatawba, Iredell, Lincoln, MecklenburgPiedmontPCBs and MercuryLargemouth Bass, Striped BassSite info
Lake TilleryMontgomery, StanlyPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Lake WylieGaston, MecklenburgPiedmontPCBs and MercuryLargemouth Bass, Bowfin, Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Little Brier CreekWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryALL FISHSite info
Mountain Island LakeGaston, MecklenburgPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth BassSite info
Natahala LakeMaconWestMercuryLargemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow PerchSite info
Neuse RiverWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Neuse River SystemWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Roanoke RiverBertie, Martin, WashingtonEastDioxins and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow Perch, Black CrappieSite info
Rocky BranchWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Santeetlah LakeGrahamWestMercuryLargemouth Bass, WalleyeSite info
Walnut CreekWakePiedmontPCBs and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info
Welch CreekBeaufort, Martin, WashingtonEastDioxins and MercuryCommon Carp, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow Perch, Black CrappieSite info
Yadkin-Pee Dee River SyatemDavidson, Montgomery, Rowan, StanlyPiedmontPCBs and MercuryBlue Catfish, Bullhead Catfishes, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, White Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, Warmouth, Yellow PerchSite info