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

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Recent Examples on the Web Eels are go-to baits for stripers, but also extremely effective for many other species, including cobia, tarpon, various bottom fish, amberjack, and even billfish. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Not only smallmouths but also largemouths and stripers gather in the flow from late December through March. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: How warm weather impacts bass bite," 27 Dec. 2019 For longer casting to species such as bull redfish, jacks, big stripers, and small sharks, a 10- to 13-foot rod is a better choice. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Choose a Spinning Rod for Surf Fishing," 11 Nov. 2019 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

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Striper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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