Fish Id: A Guide To East Coast Fishes

Striped Bass

The Striped Bass, Striper (Squidhound, Greenhead)  Morone saxatilis

Easily identifiable by the 7-8 horizontal stripes along the sides. Silvery body, dark stripes, grey-blue tones on offshore fish, brownish tones on river/brackish water fish. Dorsal fins are separated by a few inches, front dorsal is spiny. Caught during the spring on bloodworms (surf or anchored boat), during the fall run the bait is live eels (surf or trolling boat).
Striper bait.

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