Users' questions

What time of year is best for striper fishing?

What time of year is best for striper fishing?

The best time of day to catch striped bass is early morning from dawn until about 2 hours after sunrise and late afternoon from 2 hours before sunset until dusk. Fishing for striped bass can be even better in the hours before a major cold front or rain event arrives.

Where can I catch striped bass in North Carolina?

The Roanoke River is the major striped bass spawning river in North Carolina. Each spring, adult striped bass swim from the Atlantic Ocean andAlbemarle Sound into the Roanoke River to spawn, about 130 miles fromthe sound. Most striped bass spawning begins when the water temperature reaches 62ºF.

Can you keep stripers in North Carolina?

Striped bass regulations vary according to the body of water across North Carolina, including five distinct areas along the coast. 1, striper season in the ASMA is open all year unless the annual quota of 68,750 pounds is caught. Eighteen inches is the minimum size, and fishermen may keep two per day.

Are there striped bass in North Carolina?

Most of North Carolina’s striped bass population— the third largest on the Atlantic Coast— is found in the Albemarle Sound and its tributaries, especially the Roanoke River. Striped bass are also found in the Tar-Pamlico, Neuse, White Oak, Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear rivers.

What is the best bait for striper fishing?

Choose the right bait. Live bait such as herring, menhaden, mackerel, eels, squid, clams, anchovies, bloodworms, shad, nightcrawlers and sandworms all make great bait for striped bass fishing. You can find these baits at just about any local fishing bait and tackle shop.

Where is the best striper fishing in North Carolina?

The major lakes with striped bass include Apalachia Lake, Badin Lake, Blewett Falls Lake, Chatuge Lake, Falls Lake, Graham-Mebane Lake, High Rock Lake, Hiwassee Lake, Jordan Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake Cammack, Lake Gaston, Lake Hickory, Lake James, Lake Mackintosh, Lake Nantahala, Lake Norman, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake Tillery.

Are striped bass good to eat?

Striped bass meat is generally flaky, tender, and a bit too oily for many people’s liking. But if cooked properly, removing the bloodline from the flesh and adding the right quantity of spices, then striped bass is delicious.

What color attracts striped bass?

Yellow and chartreuse are fish-catchers because, simply put, they get seen. A study performed at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences showed that striped bass see yellow and chartreuse better than other colors as they are smack dab in the middle of the striped bass’s visual range.

How old is a 40 lb striped bass?

Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Weight/Age Estimation Chart

Length (in.) Weight (lbs.) Age (years)
39 28 12
40 32 13
41 35 14
43 39 15

How old is a 10 lb striped bass?

5 to 9 years old
For example, a striped bass weighing 7 to 10 pounds may be from 5 to 9 years old.