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2008-07-12 15:00:15

By JIM FREDA Striped bass action has slowed along the beach in Monmouth and Ocean counties despite the fact that there is still plenty of bunker around to trigger the activity. Many boaters put in their time working the pods over with few fish to show for it. This can change quickly, however, if schools of striped bass decide to set up on them again. If it does, it will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. One spot that has consistently produced fish is the...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

By JIM FREDA Acres and of bunker are still present in Monmouth and Ocean county waters with the area from Bradley Beach to Mantoloking having the largest concentrations in the last week. The action for big striped bass, however, has been like a roller coaster ride as each day has its ups or downs and special twists or turns. There is usually a bite each day somewhere in the above- mentioned area but it has been occurring with no rhyme or reason and at no particular place. Sometimes it has...

2008-06-12 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Striped bass may be the strongest fish swimming in Illinois waters with the exception of muskies and flathead catfish. As of this week, more hybrid stripers are swimming in Clinton Lake thanks to Exelon, which operates the nuclear power plant at the 5,000-acre reservoir. The company donated 50,000 hybrid striped bass fingerlings about three to four inches long as one of several initiatives to improve fishing and the natural setting at the...

Latest Moronidae Reference Libraries

Barfish, Morone Mississippiensis
2013-01-12 07:50:03

The barfish, also named the yellow bass, is a fresh water fish that is found in the United States. Native to the Tombigbee, Tennessee, Mississippi and Pearl Rivers, it is also found in smaller rivers, pools, basins, ponds, and lakes, from Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico in central areas of the U.S. The body of the barfish is golden yellow in color with black stripes from the back of the head running horizontally to the tail. The top stripes are continuous, but the lower 3 or 4 are...

2007-12-18 14:19:24

The White Perch (Morone americana), is not a true perch. It is a species of fish from the temperate bass family Moronidae. Although favoring brackish waters, it is also found in fresh water and coastal areas from the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario south to the Pee Dee River in South Carolina. White perch are a popular game fish, and also are fished commercially, for instance in Chesapeake Bay. The raw meat is of a somewhat pinkish hue but, when cooked, it is white and flaky. In some...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'