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Lumber River - Fishing

Anglers can fish from a boat or along the riverbank.  A popular fishing stream, the Lumber River receives considerable attention from anglers across the State.

The river has historically provided excellent fishing for various sunfish, largemouth bass, catfish and chain pickerel. The river supports a diverse fish assemblage and a high quality sport fishery, especially for redbreast sunfish and largemouth bass.

Sampling conducted by the NCWRC categorizes the redbreast sunfish population in the Lumber River as a high-quality fishery; many southeastern anglers rate the Lumber River as the premier riverine sport fishery for bluegill, redbreast, and red ear sunfish in the State.

The Lumber River also supports unique fish species designated of "special concern" by the state of North Carolina, including the pinewoods darter.