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What are the best striped bass fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 65 striped bass trips, and the most popular trips are Half Day Lake Conroe guided by Richard, Freshwater Redfish - Calaveras Lake (Weekday Rate) guided by Bryan, and Lower Mountain Fork River guided by Kit.

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What types of striped bass fishing charters are common?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for striped bass as well as nearshore fishing, lake fishing, and river fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling but heavy tackle fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do striped bass fishing charters cost?

for striped bass prices can range anywhere from $150 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day for striped bass is $638. The average price for a full day for striped bass is $1,168.

When is the best time to go striped bass fishing?

The most popular season for striped bass fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 40 days in advance.

Where can I get a fishing license for striped bass and what are the bag limits for striped bass?

See here for more information on striped bass fishing licenses, striped bass bag limits, and fishing season regulations for striped bass. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right striped bass rules and regulations.

What is a Striped Bass?

Striped bass (Morone saxatilis), which you may know by the name striper, linesider, or rockfish, are one of the most popular game fish in the United States found both in fresh and saltwater. So popular in fact, it is the state fish of Maryland, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

Originally a saltwater fish, striped bass have been successfully stocked in freshwater lakes and rivers across the United States, beginning a rich history of fisheries as early as the Colonial Period. However, they do need to be restocked periodically, as it is rare for them to spawn in freshwater as they do in salt.

They have a streamlined, silvery body that is marked with longitudinal stripes that start at their gills and run to the base of their tail.

How big do Striped Bass get?

The average size of a striped bass is between 10 and 30 pounds, and 20 to 35 inches long. They can grow to this size after living for up to 30 years. Though in freshwater, they tend not to get as large as their saltwater relatives. Also, like many other fish species, their females are larger than the males.

What's the biggest Striped Bass ever caught?

On August 4th, 2011, Gregory Myerson landed a 81.88 pound, 54 inch striped bass near the Outer Southwest Reef off the coast of Westbrook, Connecticut. He fought the fish for 20 minutes after hooking it with a drifted live eel. This catch gave him the bragging rights of having both the All-Tackle Record as well as the Men’s Line Class Record for striped bass from the International Game Fish Association.

Where is the best place to catch Striped Bass?

The striped bass is widely spread throughout the United States and Canada. In freshwater, they stretch from Canada to the Mississippi, as well as from coast to coast. In saltwater, they can be found on the Atlantic coastline, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. Strong numbers can be found in Texas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Within these areas, they thrive in water that is 55 to 68 degrees. Very warm or very cold water is not preferred, however they will go into warmer water to feed, and spend more time in cooler water where there is more oxygen.

When should I catch Striped Bass?

Stripers can be inconsistent on where to find them, depending on the time of year and where you are headed. Some will migrate upstream to fresh waters to spawn, others migrate to farther northern waters in the summer, and others still will stay in one environment.

Regardless, most of the year, the best time to fish is dawn and dusk. Essentially, two hours past sunrise, and two hours to sunset. However, closer to winter, midday tends to be the best time to wet your line.

How do you catch Striped Bass?

There are multiple ways to fish for striped bass. You can cast in the surf, fly or spin fish, troll, or jig with both artificial and natural baits. If using live or cut bait, squid, mullet, and worms will work best. For artificial lures, plugs, spoons, and plastic lures are great.

Stripers tend not to search below them for prey, so methods like using electronics or following surface boils and diving birds to locate them and then using topwater lures can be key.

Are Striped Bass good to eat? What are the best Striped Bass recipes?

Striped bass make for excellent table fare. With a mild flavored, white meat it is very versatile. It can be served pan-seared, grilled, steamed, poached, roasted, broiled, sautéed, deep fried, raw, or pickled.



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