Bass, Striped (Rock, Rock Fish, Squid-Hound, GreenHead, Streaked Bass, etc.): Caught in the surf from April to November; August, September, and October best; in the Hudson River in the spring and autumn; high and low tide, night and day; abounds in sea, brackish or fresh waters indifferently, where rocks prevail and near sod banks in line with rocky shores. The bay and river Striped Bass average in weight one to ten pounds; those of the sod banks, two to five pounds; in the heavy surf and deep ocean, three to sixty pounds. Range: The Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico. Common near New York. Salted eeltail seems to be a favorite bait for Striped Bass in fresh water fishing. Shrimp, shedder crab, menhaden, small eels, worms and live minnows are the usual baits for salt water fishing. Tackle: For large surf fish, a medium castingrod, multiplying reel, linen line, salmon leader, swivel sinker, large sproat hook, and a gaff. For hay and river: Eight-ounce bait rod, multiplying reel, fine linen line, or a fine braided, black, raw silk line, fine leader, swivel sinker, No. 2/0 Sproat hook, and a landing net. For sod-bank fishing: The same without sinker.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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