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 continents 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
In the 1890s, 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
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
Stock assessment scientists recently estimated the Atlantic Coast
population of striped bass, ages 3 to 15, to be approximately 40 million