(Walbaum, 1792); MORONIDAE FAMILY; also called striper, rock, rockfish, squid hound, greenhead
The striped bass, or “rockfish” as it is known in North and South Carolina, occurs from the St. Lawrence River to northern Florida on the Atlantic coast of the United States; off Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico; and along the U.S. Pacific coast from Washington to California. Striped bass were unknown on the Pacific coast until they were introduced there in 1879 and 1882. On the east coast they have been well known to saltwater anglers and one of the most important food fishes since at least the early 1600's.
|31 in||Coosa River, Alabama, USA||25-August-2012||Evan Howard||Jackson Kayak Coosa|