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Striped bass

Striped bass are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America from the St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately Louisiana. They migrate between fresh and salt water, and spawn in fresh water. Striped bass are also known as Rockfish or more affectionately, 'Stripers.' They have a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail. Striped bass feed on a number of live and fresh baits including clams, sandworms, bloodworms, and bait fish. The Striped bass is the state fish of Maryland, Rhode Island and South Carolina, and they are now a protected game fish. Striped bass have been introduced to the Pacific coast of North America and into many of the larger reservoirs, especially in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. Striped bass have also been introduced into waters in Ecuador, Iran, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey primarily for sport fishing.

  • Striped bass
    Morone saxatilis