Striped bass are perciform fish found all along the Atlantic coast, from Florida to Nova Scotia , and are caught as far north as Hudson Bay. They are of significant value as sporting fish, and have been introduced to many areas outside their native range. Striped bass anadromous Morone saxatilis, also called rock or rockfish are typical members of the family Moronidae in shape, having a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail. It inhabits rivers, bays, inlets, estuaries, and creeks. It is quite abundant in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. A variety of angling methods are used, including trolling and surfcasting.
Striped bass fishing
How to Catch Striped Bass From Shore at Night With Ryan Collins
They are a migratory fish that move between freshwater and saltwater. Striped bass can be a little tricky to catch, as they are constantly on the move and behave somewhat unpredictably. As a result, many fishermen argue over the best methods for catching them. However, with the right equipment and few simple techniques, you can improve your chances of hooking a striped bass. To catch striped bass, equip your boat with a fish-finder and try to go out on the water at dawn or dusk, when striped bass are the most active. Use a heavy fishing rod with a light spinning outfit and 10 to 20 pound fishing line, and go for live bait such as herring, eels, bloodworms, or sandworms for the best results. Trolling slowly with a worm is one of the best ways to hook a striped bass!
Striped bass are resilient creatures which can inhabit waters as deep as feet, or as shallow as 1-foot. Where I fish in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it is not unusual to find schools of stripers miles offshore one day, and then the next day find them feeding well within casting range of the beach. This makes figuring out how to catch striped bass a challenge for many anglers. Striped bass can be caught from shore using a wide array of different fishing equipment, tackle, lures, and bait. Stripers can be caught using topwater poppers, swimbaits , jigs , metal spoons, live and dead bait, plus an assortment of different flies.