Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)


The Striped Bass is found in Atlantic and Gulf coast drainages from Quebec to Louisiana, including the Mobile Basin. They have been introduced widely beyond their native range. Adults spend most of their lives in marine environments and enter rivers to spawn. There are many introduced populations that are landlocked, occurring in reservoirs and lakes. As the common name suggests, Striped Basses have dark stripes on their side.