Striper, Rock bass
The striped bass gathers its name from the numerous black stripes that run down the side of the body. The back usually is a dark blue, black or green color and the bass has a large mouth with an extended lower jaw and forked tail.
Habitat & Behaviour
Striped Bass can be found in all water types but are most commonly found in salt water along coastal features such as piers, rips, rocks and flats. During migration Striped Bass can travel further out to sea and while spawning they can be found far up rivers. Besides this, Striped Bass are nearly always found in coastal waters.
The diet of the Striped Bass differs during their lifetime, with everything from zooplankton to herring and perch devoured in their life cycle.
Watch for spines on top and gill plate, which can sometimes be sharp.