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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There are striped bass, Australian lungfish, and other fish and turtles that were moved from Fells Point over a three-week period starting at the end of February. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center," 17 May 2018 In the alley, Prosecco spewed into the air, dead striped bass were made to twerk, the watermelon was smashed and then crushed as cars passed through the makeshift set. Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Swedish choreographer makes a film — and a mess on the streets of San Francisco," 7 May 2018 The world record for a striped bass is 81.88 pounds. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "Surf angler reels in 58-pound striped bass in New Jersey," 2 May 2018 Letting ’em go Catch and release: This is the time of year when some of the biggest striped bass, the big female spawners, are sometimes caught in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nature hits it out of the ballpark with rain, snow," 18 Mar. 2018 Students at many schools are growing striped bass and perch, two species found in the brackish Chesapeake Bay. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "School-based aquaculture programs in Maryland provide hands-on lessons about environmental science," 25 Jan. 2018 Want more: The fishing often has been great this month for bass and trout at reservoirs in the valleys and foothills, and for striped bass this week in San Francisco Bay. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "High lakes, camp openings crown Memorial Day outlook," 24 May 2018 Trolling for striped bass slowed down this past week with the majority of linesides on the small side. sacbee, "Fishing line: Steelhead action improves on American River | The Sacramento Bee," 29 Jan. 2018 Out on the briny green, salmon and striped bass are jumping in the boat, and the humpback whales are just plain jumping. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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