from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A member of the armed forces, a cadet corps, or a commercial flight crew who wears stripes designating rank or length of service. Often used in combination: a three-striper; a four-striper.
- n. See striped bass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that applies stripes
- n. The striped bass, Morone saxatilis, a popular sport fish native to North America
- n. A person who is authorized to wear a certain number of stripes on his or her uniform
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service
- n. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
- n. caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States
But I swear, it looks to me like that striper is smiling!
Yes | No | Report from Ethan3 wrote 39 weeks 20 hours ago nice catch. and the striper is pretty good too.
It's a little hard for many out-of-staters to think of Georgia as a striped-bass power-house, but consider these notes: The state-record striper is a mammoth 63-pounder taken from the Oconee River in 1967.
A striper is a striper, and the same fundamental rule applies here as everywhere else they're found: Find the baitfish, and you'll find the bass.
A high tide at or close to dawn is the perfect time almost anywhere in striper country, and it's easy to find the right fishing days with a tide chart.
But that same lure sometimes produces no more than a heavy swirl or splash behind the plug -- meaning the striper is excited but not fooled.
I use the "striper" trick, too, but not nearly so extensively as you!
Friend and striper guide Lou Grazioso once told me he actually uses his log to mark bait locations more than fish.
I am reminded of a very large striper I once hooked on light tackle while fishing from shore on Cape Cod.
I was with my mom (somehow Im the only hunter/fisherman in my family besides my uncles and cousins) and I hooked up to a small 15 striper.