striped bass

The striped bass has been a popular catch for fishermen for centuries. These fishes are known for their spiny fins and the dark lines along their sides. Adult striped bass live in rivers, along coastlines, and in estuaries. But they all spawn (breed) in the same place: freshwater rivers. Some travel as far as 100 miles to spawn.

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