Swiped bass

The striped bass (Morone saxatilis) is the state fish of Maryland, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and the state saltwater fish of New York and New Hampshire. The fish is commonly referred to as the rockfish. The fish supports a $6.5 billion per year industry with 60,000 jobs as a recreational game species. Read more about this in the November 22, 2009 article in the Washington Times, “Anglers serve time for black-market rockfish trade” by Jim McElhatton.

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  1. Henna Mark says:

    what is the feeding habit of Striped bass ??

  2. They generally eat at dawn and dusk and feed on 1) baitfishes and other fishes smaller than they, including alewives, flounder, sea herring, menhaden, silver hake, smelt, silversides and eels, as well as 2) shellfishes, including lobsters, crabs, soft clams, small mussels, sea worms and squid. They become very nocturnal in the middle of the summer. Thanks for the question.

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