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I remember reading about this many years ago one of the fishing magazines: apparently red drum can live in freshwater. It's even possible to stock them in lakes, and now NC is considering it:

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is pondering the potential for stocking red drum in Hyco Lake, a 3,750-acre reservoir 10 miles west of Roxboro in Person County.

The species typically is found only in saltwater.

A public hear on the possible move is scheduled March 12 at 3 p.m. at the Hyco Lake Campground Community Center.

Fishery biologists with the commission will present an overview of Hyco’s current fishery and why the freshwater lake would make a suitable location for stocking red drum, which is North Carolina’s state fish.


I want to make a sarcastic comment about how long it will take for plovers to nest around Hyco Lake, but will keep it to myself.
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