The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 19 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras, according to North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.
During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches, and the bag limit will be 20 fish per person, per day.
The season will close Oct. 14, and will reopen again from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.
The recreational black sea bass fishery south of Cape Hatteras is managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and will remain closed until June 1.
source: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries