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Old 01-13-2009, 04:57 PM
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• The total recreational harvest of striped bass along the east coast for 2000
was estimated at 1,904,198 fish. The total recreational catch was
18,057,487 striped bass.
• Kudos to Jodi Clarkson, who landed a 62 1/2 pound striper in Delaware
Bay on 11/9/00.
• The State of New Jersey spends more money on striped bass research than
any other single marine species.
• A six year old, 7 pound female striper can produce approximately 500,000
eggs while a 17 year old, 50 pound bass can produce 3 million eggs.
• The continent’s first public school was financed in 1669 by profits from
the sale of striped bass.
• The world record striped bass (recreational) was caught on September 21,
1982 by Al McReynolds off a jetty in Atlantic City. The fish weighed
78 1/2 pounds and measured 53 inches in length with a girth of 34 inches.
• A 24-inch striper is 4 to 6 years old while a 28-inch bass is from 5 to 8
years old.
• In the 1890’s, striped bass were collected in the Navesink River,
Monmouth County, and shipped by rail to California.
• The division has tagged 17,683 striped bass in Delaware Bay since 1989,
with 22% of those recaptured.
• The overall record striped bass was 125 pounds caught in 1891 by a
commercial fisherman in North Carolina.
• If you are an avid striped bass angler and are interested in tagging the fish
you release, call the American Littoral Society (732-291-0055).
• Striped bass are anadromous, migrating to brackish/freshwater to spawn.
• Juvenile striped bass production in the Delaware River averaged 6.05
striped bass per seine haul in 2000 the second highest average since the
survey began in 1980.
• In 1991, legislation was passed declaring striped bass a game fish in New
Jersey.
• A 23-inch striper, tagged in Delaware Bay on 3/28/89 was recaptured on
9/16/00 in Massachusetts Bay measuring 47 inches and weighing 36
pounds.
• Stock assessment scientists recently estimated the Atlantic Coast
population of striped bass, ages 3 to 15, to be approximately 40 million
fish.

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