Fly Fishing for California's Delta Stripers

December 27, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

In The New York Times, Bill Becher gives a brief history of the California striped bass, touching on the fish’s controversial place in the coastal environment. “Striped bass look as if they are sculpted out of aluminum and carbon fiber. Their eponymous horizontal black markings cover an efficient eating machine that can grow from an egg to a 25-inch fish in five years. The California sport record striped bass is a 67 ½-pound fish caught in 1992.”