strip·​er | \ ˈstrī-pər How to pronounce striper (audio) \

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Horseshoe Bend has still been the go to spot for stripers and perch, but fishing has been slow. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Cold has persisted, but break in the weather is coming (and so is the KC Sports Show)," 17 Jan. 2018 Fully upright for the most part, Mr. Ferrell has fished for stripers in Connecticut, brown trout in Missouri and bass in Tennessee. John Clarke, WSJ, "The New Fishing Vessel of Choice? Stand-Up Paddleboards," 15 Aug. 2018 John Chisholm, a shark biologist with Massachusetts’ Division of Marine Fisheries, told The Patriot Ledger remains of a striper and part of a seal were in the stomach of the shark, an immature 10-foot female great white. Sarah Betancourt, The Seattle Times, "Fisherman lands lively 400-pound shark off coast," 30 July 2018 Anglers are catching fair numbers of white bass with stripers and wipers mixed in on the west end. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Cold has persisted, but break in the weather is coming (and so is the KC Sports Show)," 17 Jan. 2018 The Alabama rig with a set of small shad-like jigs attached is one favorite offering for bass and striper anglers working these aggregations. Frank Sargeant,, "Bridgework for winter angling action," 10 Jan. 2018 Some stripers are available, but access is limited. sacbee, "Fishing line: Trout action improves near Folsom Dam," 9 Jan. 2018 At Lewis Smith, the striper spawn is ending, and the fish are moving back out of the creeks and rivers toward the main lake--a return to standard tactics of slow-trolling live shad at 40 feet and more is now the best bet. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 12 Apr. 2018 An expected boost in flows this week should draw in some shad, as well as more stripers. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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