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

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Recent Examples on the Web Warm water discharges can provide good cold weather striper fishing at times. Bill May,, "Bill May: Putting together some fall fishing plans," 13 Oct. 2019 Many stripers, bluefish and sea trout are undersized and should be released quickly and carefully. Bill May,, "Bill May: Putting together some fall fishing plans," 13 Oct. 2019 That’s when, without warning, the shark suddenly went after one of the stripers, its attack so swift and so close that the shark’s tail hit the boat’s stern. Kenneth Singletary,, "In a dramatic close call, a big shark grabs a fish and surprises boaters in Cape Cod Bay," 21 July 2019 Cast your line off the jetty for blackfish, flounder, mackerel, and stripers., "The 20 best beaches to visit in New England," 2 May 2018 Most of these fish are 5 to 8 pounds—for larger stripers, drift big shad during daylight hours at 60 feet and more on the channel edges. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: How heat wave is affecting the bass bite," 13 Sep. 2019 That works out to 82 keepers, or a keeper-size striper or halibut landed every 3 or 4 minutes aboard the boat, on top of all the undersize fish released. Tom Stienstra,, "Bay anglers score best catch numbers in a lifetime," 27 June 2019 To focus on larger stripers, live shad fished at 50-70 feet is the best bet. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report: Bass are biting at Lake Guntersville," 21 June 2019 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

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Striper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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