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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Recent Examples on the Web During a 2017 pilot study that introduced striped bass to a spinning turbine in a circular tank at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, fish appeared to avoid the blades, even with the current moving at 3.9 knots. Greta Rybus, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet," 10 Apr. 2020 When cod is unavailable, substitute haddock, hake, cusk, tilapia, pollock, striped bass, or white sea bass. Julia Rutland, Southern Living, "6 Common Types of Cod You'll Find at the Store," 30 June 2020 Party boat trips started out of Fisherman’s Wharf, with trips on the bay for halibut, striped bass and rockfish, and out the Golden Gate for salmon. Tom Stienstra,, "New wave of park openings topped by Point Reyes trails," 5 June 2020 One of Scheel’s theories is that striped bass bounced back, and shad provided a hell of a food source. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, "Fishing the Epic (and Underrated) Shad Run on the Delaware River," 30 Mar. 2020 Each year, the hatcheries produce around 14 million largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, hybrid stripers and walleye for stocking in public reservoirs and park ponds. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Not a typical spring season," 9 May 2020 Like Cape Cod, this waterfront enclave was inspired by fish, though not the black, blue or striped bass species common today. New York Times, "The Neighborhood Name Game," 6 Mar. 2020 This is also getting into the magic weeks when most of the lake’s striped bass head up the tributary rivers, particularly the Sipsey River and Brushy and Ryan creeks, in their spawning run, continuing through March. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Muddy water makes times tough for anglers," 14 Feb. 2020 Abundant channel cat and temperate bass such as hybrid stripers, white bass and striped bass are huge draws for fun-fishing crowds, but Tawakoni’s trophy blue cat fishery is quickly gaining popularity with those looking for quality over quantity. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Big fish story: Local guide has a knack for finding whoppers," 14 Mar. 2020

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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