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Fish Identification

Striped bass

Striped bass have silver, copper or greenish backs and pale sides marked by six to nine dark, unbroken stripes running from head to tail. They have an elongated and slightly compressed body, and two narrow tooth patches on the tongue, which readily distinguishes them from white bass. Hybrid bass have shorter, stockier bodies and broken stripes, yellow bass are distinctly yellow, and white perch lack stripes.

Scientific Name:  Morone saxatilis

Adult size: 15-79 inches

Distribution: Found in large rivers and lakes throughout the state

Current State Record Information

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