As a charter captain I cannot rely on just catching fish at dawn and dusk. Many years ago I took the time to understand why dawn and dusk are so productive and then applied those lessons to the rest of the daylight hours. Striped bass are very opportunistic feeders.
Striped bass, also know as rockfish, is a white-colored and firm-textured fish, local to the East and West Coasts of the United States. It is an all-purpose fish and one of the few fish that has a sturdy enough texture for grilling. Striped bass have a moderate fat content and a mild flavor, making it an ideal choice for many fish dishes.
Typical striper. My friends Joe and RJ were also hooked up. A triple!
See advisories for the lake you fish. Advisories for the fish I catch. How can I prepare and cook fish in a healthy way? Use proper trimming techniques to remove fat, and cooking methods that allow juices to drain from the fish e.
Thank you for reading PressofAtlanticCity. If you are a current subscriber you are granted an all-access pass to the website and digital newspaper replica. Please click Sign Up or Login to activate your digital access.
Many anglers say that they have better luck catching stripers at night or in low-light conditions. The Striped Bass are a voracious fish. They feed on a wide variety of prey fish including alewife, anchovy, croakers, channel bass, eels, flounders, herring, menhaden, mummichogs, mullet, rock eels, launce, sculpins, shad, silver hake, silversides, smelt, tomcod, weakfish, white perch, lobsters, crabs of various kinds, shrimps, isopods, gammarid crustaceans, various worms, squid, soft clams and small mussels to name a few.
Striped bass, also known as stripers, pimpfish, or rockfish as they're called in the South, is one of the most sought-after fish in North America. They are native to the East Coast and migrate from fresh water to salt water, swimming up the rivers each spring to spawn. They then spend their time in the ocean cruising the shallow waters in search of a meal. New England stripers can run in excess of 70 pounds, but they are most often caught at around 5 to 8 pounds.
Striped bass unite us on the East Coast. For thousands of years these hearty fish have made their impressive migration from the Mid-Atlantic Bight to Southern New England and north to the Gulf of Maine. Stripers have a curiously strong magnetic pull.
Tip: Hot freshwater striper fishing spots are found below power-generating stations in fast rivers. Striped Bass lay in wait below the generator discharge tubes and feed on the small fish that are pulled through the generator. When fishing near operating power-generators, you should cast a jig or spoon lure near the tubes, letting the bait sink without hanging on bottom debris.