Stripers are a great winter target for paddlers

The striped bass has a long, colorful history, both as a commercial and recreational resource. From the booming commercial fishery in the Northeast in the late 1800s, stripers were transported across the country from New England’s coastal waters to the waters off California, the idea being reproduction of the burgeoning commercial fishery. […]


Cape Fear cold stripers

Although there is a moratorium on possessing striped bass anywhere in the Cape Fear River system, a surprisingly good catch-and-release striper fishery exists this month around downtown Wilmington, N.C. […]


Find Albemarle sound stripers

Striped bass come alive in December, and one of the largest gatherings occurs in North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound as they huddle up for the coming winter. Guide Jeff Onley of Elizabeth City hopes for schooling fish, but he can also find action on structure with a variety of hard and soft baits. […]


Clarks Hill hybrids, stripers alive

Fishing for striped bass and hybrids on South Carolina’s Clarks Hill Lake in early May matches the action in April, with the best opportunity for success near the dams on the lower and upper ends of the lake, according to guide Tommy Dudley of Plum Branch, Ga. […]


Roanoke stripers running

If it’s April, dogwood blossoms in North Carolina must be “as big as a squirrel’s ear” and striped bass will migrate inland — or at least that’s what old-time Roanoke River anglers say. […]


Spoon-feed Murray’s stripers

Some folks call it bottom-bumping, some perch-jerking, and some just call it spooning. No matter your preference, the technique of vertically jigging a spoon is definitely something striped bass fans should be doing this month on South Carolina’s  Lake Murray. […]


Lake Rhodhiss pothole stripers

For striped bass ranging from 12 to 30 pounds this month, guide Joe Jobin of Xtreme Striper Fishing (704-240-0165) spends his time on Lake Rhodhiss, playing in the sand and trees from the NC 18 bridge upstream to the mouth of the St. John’s River.