Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by laura
If you still have not answered the questions from last month’s white and striped bass profile newsletter, here they are:
- Q: What is another names for striped bass?
A: Rock fish or stripers
- Q: What is another name for white bass?
A: Silver or sand fish.
- Q: At what temperature do these fish spawn at?
A: 58 degrees farinhite.
- Q: TRUE/FALSE: White bass and striped bass are related to largemouth and smallmouth bass
A: FALSE: White and striped bass are actually more related to perch than largemouth and smallmouth bass.
- Q: Which fish grows faster, larger and lives longer, white bass or striped bass?
A: Striped bass.
- Q: Where can you find white or striped bass in man-made lakes in the late fall and winter?
A: Coves between main-lake points, junction of creek channel and old river channel, deep holes in the old river at the upper end of the lake (in the winter) and deep main lake points especially those at the upper end of the lake.
- Q: WHere can you find white and striped bass in rivers during the early spring through to spawning?
A: Large backwaters that warm earlier that the main river, tailwaters of upstream dams and mouth s of large tributaries.
- Q: What is the difference in fishing techniques between stripers and white bass?
A: Stripers demand tougher equipment and bigger bait.
- Q: What type of shad should you use for trolling?
A: Gizzard shad because they grow larger and are heartier you can tell the difference by their colour. Gizzard shad have blackish margins on their tails.
- Q: When getting close to a school of stripers or white bass what should you do to make sure you don’t scare them?
A: Use an electric motor to get within casting distance since the outboard motor’s vibrations will not spook the fish.