Striped bass are exciting to catch and much tastier than blue fish. Striped bass is a silvery fish that gets its name from the seven or eight dark, continuous stripes along the side of its body. We often catch these beauties in the spring and late summer through the fall, in shore. During the late fall and early winter, coastal striped bass migrate south to winter off the North Carolina/Virginia Capes. We catch stripers from eighteen to 45 pounds.
Striped Bass Fun Facts:
- The largest striped bass ever recorded was a 125 pound female from North Carolina, 1891.
- The oldest ever recorded was 31 years of age.
- Striped bass were so plentiful at one time, they were used to fertilize fields.
Here is some information for those of you interested in scientific terms and additional details:
Family: Serranidae (Sea Basses) or Percichthyidae
Genus and Species: Roccus saxatilis. Also known as Morone saxatilis
Other Common Names: Striper