MOST DEPTHS IN OUR AREA>>>
Flukerr...striped bass in our area have the ability to feed right in the suds, and then travel up the beginning of the Hudson river where their are depths of over 60 feet within the matter of a weeks time. We see stripers now on 17 fathoms with depths over a 100 feet, in December when we are blackfishing. Stripers will go where the bait is and migrate through areas which they have been doing so for ages. I never thought much about small stripers being vulnerable to attack from other inshore fish. As far south as North Carolina and the Chesapeake, upto the rivers in Maine, i do not see one fish predator in particular, other then man, that a striper has to worry about. Stripers are a extremely hardly fish, that can withstand many natural elements. Just think about the stripers that migrate from the rivers in the Chesapeake and go north to the Cape, and then return. They will go into shallow waters in our bays on their journey north, but also might go off into the deep waters around the eastern end of Long Island sound during certain times of the year. Again, bait, and water temp will be the most important factors for a stripers migration. Their genetics have been programmed over thousands of years to goto areas where their is food for them to feed on. I think the best source to find out how bass migrate, is to contact some of the tagging agencies like the HUDSON RIVER FOUNDATION in our area, which have large databases of information, compiled over a number of years, on bass migration from returned tags.
EC NEWELL MAN>>>>>