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stripe bass fishing in the U.S.





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Where to catch stripers.

The striped bass might be the most misunderstood fish in the U.S. It likely is the most underutilized, too. The reasons are clear. Striped bass and hybrid striped bass don't occupy the same habitat as most other game species. As a result, most anglers haven't taken the time to learn to fish for these hard fighters, and they are pursued by a relatively small following of anglers.

In freshwater impoundments Stripers occupy the middle parts of lakes and feed on shad - especially the larger shad that are too large for other predators to feed on. These are fast-growing fish, so even small ones can weigh 3 to 4 pounds, and really big ones can top 50 pounds. The marine Striped Bass can grow to beter than 80 pounds.

You'll find on these pages techniques and tips on how to catch more and bigger fish.

Stripers, and striped bass hybrid

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Delaware River
Hudson river
Chesapeake Bay
Nova Scotia Canada

Smith Lake
Marion Lake
Lake Havasu
Lake Meade

Arkansas River
Beaver Lake
Bull Shoals Lake
Degray Lake
Dumas Lake
Dardenelle Lake
Fort Smith Lake
Greeson Lake
Hamilton Lake
Maumelle Lake
Millwood Lake
Norfolk Lake
Ouachita Lake
Pine Bluff Lake
Red River Texarkana
White River



San Joaquin river
Antioch Pier

Long Beach
Colorado River
Palo Verdi Dam
Lake Havasu
Sacramento River
Feather River
American River
San Fransico Bay


Connecticut River Fishers Island
Long Island Sound







Chesapeake Bay


Mississippi                                                                 Missouri
Nevada                                                                 New Hampshire
New Jersey                                                                 New York
Hudson River
Staten Island
Long Island
Suffolk County
Nassau County
Upper Delaware River
New York Harbor and Bight
Raritan Bay

N. Carolina
Lake Norman






Lake Texoma

Raystown Lake
Lake Wallenpaupack


                                                                Rhode Island
S.Carolina                                                                 Tennessee
Lake Texoma

Smith Mountain Lake


Washington                                                                 Washington, DC

Freshwater Temperatures by county or major river basin can be found on most areas from the USGS. The degrees are in Celcius but there is conversion scripts on the page when necessary.

You should note that the latitude/longitude coordinates are expressed as degrees and minutes.

Bass pro shops offers saltwater Direction charts for Maryland, Massachussetts, New York, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. They also have Striped bass fishing hot spot topographical maps for Texas, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas' Ouchita and Beaver Lakes. These map links can be found on their respective fishing pages.