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Bank Sea Bass

Centropristis ocyurus

Bank Sea Bass Physical Characters : The body of the bank sea bass is pale olive or brassy brown in color with indistinct black blotches that form vertical barrings (the blotch above pectoral fin darker); wavy blue lines on head; lips purplish-blue; caudal fin tri-lobed on adults; edge of nape unscaled. Their weight is around 0.3 pound and size is 8 inches.

Range : They found in normally offshore in Deep sea water with rocks and reefs.

Natural History : These undergoes sex change, with starting life as female, changing to male after three or four spawning seasons. These normally feeds on the bottom, taking squid, crustaceans, and small fish.

Distribution : By far the largest part of the striped bass catch is made in San Francisco Bay and the Delta. Good fishing occurs during late summer, but is best in the fall. Stripers occur along the coast only during late spring and summer at which time surf fishermen get a chance at them. A variety of artificial lures and chunks or strips of standard bait fish will attract stripers. The beaches immediately adjacent to the Golden Gate are generally the best coastal spots, but occasional good runs are encountered as far south as Monterey and as far north as Bodega Bay. In San Francisco Bay, trolling with live bait is popular, with common catches under 10 pounds. Juvenile striped bass have been planted in San Diego, Mission, Newport and Anaheim Bays since 1974 to provide sportfishing.

Habitat : They normally live in bay environment.