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whensheletsme


Joined: 04/27/2010
Posts: 71
 posted 09/30/2010 08:18 PM  

Would like to know how to determine the age of a striper.
 
REELDEELY

Joined: 11/18/2007
Posts: 113
 posted 09/30/2010 08:52 PM  

Cut it in half and count the rings.
 
Thursdaymakos


Joined: 06/02/2009
Posts: 489
Location: Shinnecock/Montauk/OI
 posted 09/30/2010 09:50 PM  

Striped Bass are a very long-lived species and can live 30+ years.

There can be quite a bit of variability of age at different sizes based on environmental factors.

A 28" fish is approximately 6 years of age. A 36" Striper is about 10 years old. And it might take roughly 18 years for a bass to reach 50 lbs.

REELDEELY wrote:

Cut it in half and count the rings.


Not too far from the truth. It is possible to determine the age of a Striper by examining the growth circles of its scales, not that different from the rings of a tree...

"Scales get larger as the fish grows by adding growth circles, called circuli, to the outside edge. When a fish feeds heavily from spring through fall, the scales grow pretty fast with wide spacing between each circulus. Because most fish feed less and grow more slowly during winter, there is less space between each circulus and a thicker ring is formed."

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CBAprostaff09


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 posted 10/01/2010 07:43 AM  

cant get a better explenation then that.


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REELDEELY

Joined: 11/18/2007
Posts: 113
 posted 10/01/2010 08:19 AM  

Wow, very interesting
 
whensheletsme


Joined: 04/27/2010
Posts: 71
 posted 10/01/2010 08:18 PM  

striper age

Thanks thursdaymakos for the info. And thanks reeldeely for the levity
 
REELDEELY

Joined: 11/18/2007
Posts: 113
 posted 10/01/2010 09:34 PM  

Just having fun ToungueToungueToungue
 
Cigar

Joined: 09/14/2007
Posts: 118
Location: Lewes Delaware
 posted 10/01/2010 09:53 PM  

REELDEELY
"Just having fun"


Now you tell me! I just cut 3 stripers in half. And the guys who caught them were pissed!


A woman is but a woman, a good cigar is a smoke.
 
REELDEELY

Joined: 11/18/2007
Posts: 113
 posted 10/01/2010 09:58 PM  

Woops.surprisesurprisesurprise
 
yojek24


Joined: 08/18/2010
Posts: 190
Location: brooklyn
 posted 10/02/2010 03:04 PM  

i found this is should be very helpfull
http://www.stripersurf.com/ageweight.html
 
whensheletsme


Joined: 04/27/2010
Posts: 71
 posted 10/03/2010 05:11 PM  

age

Thanks much yojek
 
yojek24


Joined: 08/18/2010
Posts: 190
Location: brooklyn
 posted 10/03/2010 06:04 PM  

NP glad to share the info
 
REELDEELY

Joined: 11/18/2007
Posts: 113
 posted 10/03/2010 07:31 PM  

Very informative. Thanks alot.
 
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