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You have to see it to believe it! The striped bass is an extremely popular fish species found in both fresh and salt waters of the northeast. Its habitat reaches from the St. Lawrence River in Canada to the St. Johns River in Florida, and from the Swannee River in western Florida to Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, and the open waters of the Atlantic. It has even been introduced to inland fresh water lakes throughout our great land. Adorned with jet-black stripes and boasting a traditional body shape, this striped bass replica exudes all the attractiveness, brute strength and angling challenge that these fish possess.
Description: The striper is the largest member of the temperate bass family. Body coloration is olive-green to blue-gray on the back with silvery to brassy sides and white on the belly. It is easily recognized by the seven or eight prominent black uninterrupted horizontal stripes along the sides. The stripes are often interrupted or broken and are usually absent on young fish of less than six inches. The striper is longer and sleeker and has a larger head than its close and similar looking relative, the white bass, which rarely exceeds three pounds.
Habitat: The species has been widely introduced in numerous lakes, rivers and impoundments throughout the world. Stripers prefer relatively clear water with a good supply of open-water baitfish. Their preferred water temperature range is 65 to 70 degrees. Feeding Habits: Stripers are voracious feeders and consume any kind of small fish and a variety of invertebrates. Preferred foods for adults mainly consist of gizzard and threadfin shad, golden shiners and minnows. Younger fish prefer to feed on amphipods and mayflies. Very small stripers feed on zooplankton. Like other temperate bass, they move in schools, and all members of the school tend to feed at the same time. Heaviest feeding is in early morning and in evening, but they feed sporadically throughout the day, especially when skies are overcast. Feeding slows when water temperatures drop below 50 degrees but does not stop completely. The striped bass, Morone saxatilis¿also known as striper, rockfish, linesider, roller, squidhound and greenhead¿has been one of the most sought-after commercial and recreational finfish since colonial times.