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Striped Bass - Fishes of Oklahoma Exhibit
Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma south of Tulsa
Scientific Name: Morone saxatilis (foolish among rocks)
Size: 12-25 inches and 10-30 pounds.
Female Striped Bass may produce up to five million eggs. The eggs are semi-bouyant and require a moving, unobstructed river during incubation. When the water is still, eggs sink into the silt and the embryos die of suffocation.
Length: 48 inches
Weight: 47 pounds 8 ounces
Location: Lower Illinois River
Date: June 10, 1996
Angler: Louis Parker
In the heat of the summner, Stripers are caught on top water lures early and late in the day. During the beat of the day anglers concentrate on using slabs and live bait jigged up and down or trolled in deep water. The Lake Texoma Striped Bass fishery is valued at $22 million to the local economy. Lake Texoma, Keystone Lake, the lower Illinois River and the Arkansas River Navigation System offer the best fishing opportunity.
Date taken: 2011 03 24
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