striped bass


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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At Lewis Smith, best action is for striped bass after dark on lighted docks suspended over deep water. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: How heat wave is affecting the bass bite," 13 Sep. 2019 Plus, an annual phenomenon at Los Vaqueros is imminent, from late September into October, when schools of striped bass can emerge on the surface to corral schools of shad. Tom Stienstra,, "As fall heats up, Bay Area lakes are the place to cool off," 11 Sep. 2019 The 600-pound sculpture is a rockfish, or striped bass, made up of 557 little rockfish, according to Sterner. David Anderson,, "‘Big Fish, School of Fish’ sculpture unveiled as Havre de Grace enjoys first Waterfront Festival," 28 Aug. 2019 On the surface, a horde of striped bass were feeding and splashing. Tom Stienstra,, "Bay anglers score best catch numbers in a lifetime," 27 June 2019 The sculpture is a large striped bass (rockfish) made of highly reflective stainless steel that will be cantilevered over a portion of the signature sidewalk in Concord Point Park. Erika Butler,, "Havre de Grace to host first Waterfront Festival with public art unveiling, fireworks," 22 Aug. 2019 This spring, a man caught a 30-pound striped bass in the Potomac River in Washington, according to officials. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Maryland man sets new record on biggest mahi mahi," 31 July 2019 In the bay, people can fish for halibut, sea bass, striped bass, perch, mackerel, rockfish and more, according to Cosgrove Mould, boat handler for Capitola Boat and Bait. Elaine Ingalls, The Mercury News, "Capitola named one of nation’s most unspoiled vacation spots," 22 July 2019 Skomal says these sharks are probably feeding on striped bass. Neil Swidey,, "We’re afraid of sharks. But maybe we’re not afraid enough.," 9 July 2019

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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