Striped Bass Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Striped Bass

Scientific Name:

Morone saxatilis

Diet:

Primarily small fish (will eat invertebrates when no fish are available)

Habitat:

Large lakes and reservoirs

Spawn:

Spring over rocky areas. Eggs hatch in two to three days.

Distribution:

Lake Powell

Origin:

North America's eastern and gulf coasts

Characteristics:

The top portion of the body and head are bluish black to dark gray. Sides are silvery and the belly is white. Fish have 7 to 9 constant stripes along each side. The lower jaw is slightly longer than the upper. The dorsal fins are clearly separated. The caudal fin is forked.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

May 11, 2000

Length:

32 1/2 Inches

Fisherman:

Marty Peterson

Location:

Lake Powell

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1991

Weight:

48 pounds 11 ounces

Length:

45 Inches

Girth:

31 1/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Travis T. Jensen

Location:

Lake Powell



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