Striped Bass - Chart for estimating Weight and Age.
Another formula to estimate the weight of your striped
Remember these charts are "Averages" Top of the bottom -
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The tables and graph below were developed utilizing length, weight and age data collected by the (USFWS) Striped Bass Cooperative Tagging Program. The USFWS provides various agencies with tags that contain their phone number. A pink tags was located in the abdominal area of the fish. An anchor part of the tag was inserted into a small incision and the pink streamer part was readily visible. Both parts had an 800 number, and a unique tag number. Anglers were asked to report the date the fish was caught, location, whether or not the fish was kept or released and its total length.
During the fall of 2000, Division personnel sampled striped bass from 172 anglers that caught 283 striped bass, 148 of those were kept. These keepers were comprised of 64 fish (greater than or equal to 24" and less than 28") and 84 fish that were greater than or equal to 28" ). In addition to measuring and weighing the fish, scales are taken to determine the age for a specific fish. Impressions of the scale samples were made on acetate slides utilizing a heated, hydraulic press.
Rings on the scales (much like growth rings seen on a cross-section of a tree trunk) enable scientists to assign each fish an age.
the predicted weight for a given length of a striped bass by the pink line composed of
Table 1 shows the range of ages that correspond to a given length interval. For example, a striped bass measuring 24 to 27 inches may be from 3 to 8 years old.
Table 2 shows the range of ages that correspond to a weight interval.
"Average" Top of the bottom - Bottom of the top.
It is more realistic maximum in the late fall after the striper has
fattened itself up for the winter. Feeding will slow when water temperature
drops below 50 degrees, so in the spring the minimum weights are then more
accurate. This of course does not apply to a roe laden female. There has
been much discussion about the variants in weights.