Striped Bass  Chart for Estimating Weight and Age.Another formula to estimate the weight of your striped bass. Remember these charts are "Averages" Top of the bottom  Bottom of the top. The tables and graph below were developed utilizing length, weight and age data collected by the (USFWS) Striped Bass Cooperative Tagging Program. Rings on the scales (much like growth rings seen on a crosssection of a tree trunk) enable scientists to assign each fish an age. Figure 1 shows
the predicted weight for a given length of a striped bass by the pink line composed of
squares. For example, the graph shows that the predicted weight for a 35" striped bass was 18 pounds, and samples ranged from 11 to 23 pounds. 1. What is the predicted weight of a striped bass measuring 30 inches?
40 inches? 2. What are minimum and maximum weights of striped bass measuring 30 or
40 inches? 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. Fortyfive percent of the fish sampled in this length group were 5 years old. 3. A fish measuring 30 inches most likely would be how old? Table 2 shows the range of ages that correspond to a weight interval. For example, a striped bass weighing 7 to 10 pounds may be from 5 to 9 years old. Forty percent of the fish sampled in this weight group were 7 years old. 4. A fish weighing 15 pounds would most likely be how old? Table 1
Table 2
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. About Ben Sanders Striper Guide Lake Ouachita 

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