Striped bass, also called stripers, are silver with 7 or 8 dark horizontal stripes that are not broken. Their body is longer than white bass and they have 2 patches of teeth on the tongue. The hybrids, a combination of the striped bass and white bass, have silvery sides with broken horizontal stripes that are unbroken above and below the lateral line. Big stripers over 30 pounds are not unheard of and fish in the 5 to 7 pound range are considered average in fresh water. In the ocean, 15 to 30 pound fish are common and even bigger fish in the 40 to 50 pound range are possible.
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