“Stripers”

Many anglers consider the Striped Bass to be the premier game 8ish in the Long Island Sound. They are a 8irm, 8laky and mild tasting 8ish. Fishing dusk and dawn provides the best success, also night 8ishing in the heat of the summer. It is all about the bait though. Live eels! The bass migrate in the spring from Virginia/Carolina area to New England waters, then migrate back south in the fall.

Stripers are known for their large mouth and the seven or eight narrow stripes that extend the length of their blueish body. Striped bass can live up to 40 years and can reach weights of 100 pounds. Females are larger then males. A twelve pound female can produce up to 850,000 eggs. A female weighing 50 pounds can produce 4,200,000 eggs!!

In Connecticut, an angler is permitted one 8ish that must be 28 inches long. Fisherman may not sell their catch directly to a 8ish market . Fish are tagged and accounted for.

Scotty’s tip

Block Island Striped Bass Recipe

Dredge the bass 8ilet in 8lour, seasoned with salt and pepper Pan sauté skin-side down in melted butter 3-4 minutes Flip over and fry another 3-4 minutes Drain liquid, add capers, juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 cup white wine, 2 tbs butter Simmer another 5 minutes Remove 8ish to plate and drizzle remaining sauce over the 8ish Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, a lemon wedge and Enoy!

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