been introduced into many
of the large Lakes and reservoirs across the United States by state game
and fish departments for the purposes of recreational fishing and to control populations of
Inland Striper Fishing is the fastest growing segment of sport fishing.
Stripers are the ultimate bass when it comes to fresh water
Bass Fishing. It has always been extremely popular on the east coast since the Pilgrims Landed.
Striped bass are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America from the
St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana. They
are anadromous fish that migrate between fresh and salt water with Spawning
takes place in fresh water.
Over the last few years their
popularity has grown rapidly in the fresh water Lakes and reservoirs across
the United States as anglers discover their line breaking habits. In
California they are the second most prized fish after chinook salmon and in
1879 and 1881 were part of maybe, even today, the
most successful fish stocking effort in the history of the United States.
Inland Lakes and reservoirs that have Striped Bass.
Lake Eufaula, Guntersville Lake, Lake Harding, Lay
Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Martin, Lake Neely Henry, Smith Lake,
Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Weiss, West Point Lake, Wheeler Lake, Wilson
Lake, Lake Woodruff and the Coosa River System
Millerton Lake, Lake Cahuilla, Pyramid Lake and Lake
The Colorado River lakes along the California-Arizona border are
populated with striped bass. Before dams were built the river was a
major spawning ground and many monster stripers have come from these
Castaic Lake, Lake George, Jim Woodruff Reservoir
and Lake Talquin. The state record striped bass was caught in the
Apalachicola River. Other rivers feeding to the ocean are also likely to
produce stripers.The St Johns River also has a healthy population of
Carters Lake, Hartwell Lake, J. Strom Thurmond Lake,
Lake Seminole, Lake Sidney Lanier and Nottely Lake.
The Oconee River holds the GA state record striped bass.
Kanopolis Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake,
Melvern Lake, Waconda Lake and Wilson Lake.
Caddo Lake, Lake
Claiborne and Toledo Bend. River fishing for stripers include the Pearl,
Tangipahoa, Atchafalaya, Sabine and Mississippi Rivers.
Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S.
Truman Reservoir, Lake of The Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Table Rock Lake
and Thomas Hill Reservoir.
Apalachia Lake, Badin Lake,
Belews Lake, Chatuge Lake, Hiwassee Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake Mattamuskeet,
Lake Norman, Lake Tillery and Lake Wylie.
Harlan County Lake, Lake
McConaughy, Maloney Reservoir, Red Willow Reservoir and Sutherland
Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake
Havasu, Lake Mohave and Alamo Lake. Lake Mead having the largest
population. Before the dams were built on the Colorado River, this
was a natural spawning area for striped bass from the Gulf of Mexico.
Canton Lake, Grand Lake,
Great Salt Plains Lake, Kaw Lake, Keystone Lake, Lake Carl Blackwell,
Lake Texoma, Oologah Lake, Robert S Kerr Reservoir, Skiatook Reservoir,
Tenkiller Lake and Webber Falls Reservoir.
Hartwell Lake, Lake Greenwood, Lake J. Strom Thurmond, Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, Lake Murray, Lake Wylie and Wateree Lake. Santee Cooper lakes
- Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie,
Boone Lake, Cherokee Lake,
Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Norris Lake, Old Hickory Lake, Tellico
Lake, Cordell Hull Reservoir.
Major lakes in Texas with healthy populations of stripers include Belton
Lake, Canyon Lake, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Cooper Lake, Lake E.V. Spence,
Hubbard Creek Reservoir, Lake Bridgeport, Lake Brownwood, Lake Buchanan,
Lake Conroe, Lake Granbury, Lake Kemp, Lake Lewisville, Lake Livingston,
Lake Palestine, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Somerville, Lake Tawakoni, Lake
Texoma, Lake Travis, Lake Whitney, Lavon Lake, Medina Lake, Pat Mayse
Lake, Possom Kingdom Lake, Proctor Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Richland
Chambers Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Toledo Bend and Wright Patman
Claytor Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake
Anna, Lake Chesdin, Leesville Reservoir, Smith Mountain Lake and Western
Striped bass have also been
introduced into waters in Ecuador, Iran, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, South
Africa, and Turkey primarily for sport fishing and aquaculture.
Links I Glossary of Fish Terms I
Striper Site Map