Striped bass swim freshwater and salt, from Canada to Florida and west to California. The andromonous fish spend their lives in the ocean then return to their natal rivers to spawn. For many anglers, striper are the ultimate sportfish. They eat almost anything, fight hard and taste delicious. Best yet, fall is the hottest time to score big striper wherever they swim.
Elias Vaisberg, Pro guide, KastKing/Hobie pro staff, lives in Coastal New York
How to find the fish
“Birds, birds, birds. Look for birds working over feeding fish. Or find large schools of menhaden on the surface. Focus on the back bays, inlets and along the beach.”