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Went fishing for stripes Friday night. My buddy tells me these are medium size. Heck one of them stripped the drag out of my pinnacle reel. I believe its time to reup some of my gear.

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Well, I know they were fun to catch, but they are really "small" for

the species. Medium around here is considered 15 to 24 lbs. Most striper

fishermen consider 25+ "big". The Tennessee River produces a ton of 30 lb+.

The State Record is 65 lb 6 oz.

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Well, I know they were fun to catch, but they are really "small" for

the species. Medium around here is considered 15 to 24 lbs. Most striper

fishermen consider 25+ "big". The Tennessee River produces a ton of 30 lb+.

The State Record is 65 lb 6 oz.

They were a blast to catch. My buddy caught a 36lber a few weeks back. That thing wad enormous. Hopefully She Who Must be Obeyed will let me go again this Friday evening. I'm loving catching these fish.

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What's wrong with the coloration and pinkness on the bottom? Stripers round here are uniform in color.

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Try your A-Rig, it's perfect for stripes!

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What's wrong with the coloration and pinkness on the bottom? Stripers round here are uniform in color.

They had been sitting in a cooler for about 9 hours when that picture was taken.

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Try your A-Rig, it's perfect for stripes!

I will definitely try that next time we go out.

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Great fish! Here locally at the Neely Henry dam they get very large. You can spend 2 or 3 hrs out there and leave with a stringer full using nothing but a spoon.

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Great fish! Here locally at the Neely Henry dam they get very large. You can spend 2 or 3 hrs out there and leave with a stringer full using nothing but a spoon.

I just might have to fish there in a few weeks. The stripe fishing is definitely giving me a break from the work of bass fishing.

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Man those are some nice fish I bet they taste even on the grill better than they look... I love me some sea bass

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I live near the chesapeake bay in Maryland, and I can tell you those are in fact medium sized, maybe even on the lower end of the medium sized scale. Stripers are the premier tidal fish here, and I have seen absolutely humongous stripers pulled out the of the bay. Another good thing about stripers too is that they can survive in freshwater, either as a hybrid or pure. They don't breed however in the freshwater lakes however, and have to be continually stocked. They do reach those giant bay sized proportions in lakes that are large enough to support them, as long as they aren't taken out.

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Sean I know Lake Cumberland Kentucky has breeding stripers. The ones we caught this year were either full of eggs, full of sperm, or all drawn out due to having just laid out all their eggs.

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Sean I know Lake Cumberland Kentucky has breeding stripers. The ones we caught this year were either full of eggs, full of sperm, or all drawn out due to having just laid out all their eggs.

They will breed in the feeder streams to lakes, but from what I've read from the natural resources guys in maryland is that the eggs die because once they enter the lake they sink to the bottom. Don't know if this is true for hybrids. Might be different where you guys are, be interesting to know..

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is that freshwater? Those would be medium "schoolies" in the salt up here. Someone just caught a world record in CT.

81lbs !!!!!

Striper fishing is great around here. They get HUGE and are my favorite saltwater fish to target.

Here are a couple I got last season. These are nice fish but nothing special.

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Do they have them in lakes down south? From what ive seen they are smaller than the Saltwater bass but are still awesome fish.

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that might be the same one. I caught a couple that day, a lot of bluefish though. Blues are fun to catch. Kinda looked at as "trash fish" with Striper fishermen. An agressive predator that averages 8-12lbs and fights can be a "trash fish". Must be good fishin!

I would love to catch them in lakes with my LMB gear!

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is that freshwater? Those would be medium "schoolies" in the salt up here. Someone just caught a world record in CT.

81lbs !!!!!

Striper fishing is great around here. They get HUGE and are my favorite saltwater fish to target.

Here are a couple I got last season. These are nice fish but nothing special.

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Do they have them in lakes down south? From what ive seen they are smaller than the Saltwater bass but are still awesome fish.

Those were caught out of lay lake. They seem to be in a decent amount of the lakes in Alabama. My buddy caught two more 30lbers last Tuesday night. That man tears them up down here.

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