Measuring And Aging Striped Bass

 

 

DNREC and all the other state enforcement agencies are checking striped bass.  Make sure you measure your striped bass correctly or you could be in violation.  Striped bass or Rockfish have to be measured to overall length.  Pinch the tail together and measure from the closed mouth to the end of the pinched tail.  Make sure the tail is stretched out as far as possible when you pinch it together, see the image for guidance.  This is a straight line measure so it is recommended to use a measuring board or lay the tape on the ground.  Do . . .

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