Striped Bass

Striped Bass
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Striped Bass
Morone Saxatilis
Moronidae
striper, rock, rockfish, striped sea bass, striper bass, linesider, squid hound, and greenhead; French: Bar rayƩ; Spanish: Lubina estriada
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
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Native to the Atlantic Ocean and its tributaries in eastern North America. Striped bass X white bass (Morone chrysops) hybrids have been stocked in Lake Columbia, Columbia County (Wisconsin River drainage), since the mid-1980s. The heated water in this power plant cooling lake allows the hybrids to survive over the winter.
No reproduction has been observed

State Striped Bass Records:

  • Illinois State Record:
    31 lbs 7 ozs caught by Eric Shivers caught on Sangchris Lake, Christian County on May 23, 1994.
  • Iowa State Record:
    9 lbs 4 ozs caught by Richard Pauley caught on Lake Rathbun on July 1, 1983.
  • Wisconsin State Record:
    1 lbs 9 ozs caught on Fox River on May 24, 1996.