Today we discussed Striped Bass. This was very interesting to me becasuse I have been fortunate to catch some. This was a 48" bass caught near Brewster, MA. It won the tournament.
This is my son Drew's first keeper, a 30". He was pumped!
This was the fish we investigated. We learned the anatomy and major features. The diagram below gives a good illustration.
Professor Burman explained how to fillet the fish to maximize consumption.
Here is the fish with exposed organs:
The large mouth and expanding stomach allows for this fish to eat almost any animal it can swallow.
We investigated the stomach contents to find partially digested crab remains.
Below is a closeup of the gills that allow the fish to breath under water:
We were left with some great fillets with just enough fat to give flavor (fat in red).
- Size of fish
- Mortality rate of released fish
- Disrupting the flow of fish from VA to ME