striped bass

noun

Definition of striped bass

: a large anadromous silvery food and sport fish (Morone saxatilis of the family Percichthyidae) with black horizontal stripes on the sides that occurs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and has been introduced into inland waters (such as lakes and reservoirs) and along the Pacific coast

called also rockfish

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Examples of striped bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angler has a live tank of lobster and crab, along with a selection of entrees that range from a striped bass with chili crisp and ora king salmon with celery Root, chestnut and truffle to meat mains like the 28 day dry aged prime NY strip. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Nowadays the fishers are fewer, but the fish are making a surprising comeback, said Mr. Waldman, who recalls spending many happy hours chasing striped bass in the autumn as the ravenous fish jumped all over the deeper channels. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 An angler participating in a fishing tournament may have caught a new state record striped bass in Arkansas. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 22 Feb. 2022 However, the cold is a plus for anglers who chase stocked striped bass in many locations around the state, as the fish thrive on lower temperatures. Frank Sargeant, al, 28 Nov. 2021 At Lewis Smith, now through spring is a great time to hook up with a 30-pound or larger striped bass as the fish move toward the feeder rivers for their spawning run. Frank Sargeant, al, 17 Dec. 2021 There are still some anglers engaged in the striped bass fishery. Dan Radel, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 At Lewis Smith, this is prime time to catch a trophy striped bass as the fish move up into the tributary bays toward the rivers, particularly the Sipsey, Brushy and Ryan Creek arms. Frank Sargeant, al, 3 Dec. 2021 Other species at Braunig and Calaveras lakes include hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass and two species of catfish — channel and blue. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of striped bass

1818, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2022

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“Striped bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striped%20bass. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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