To whom it may concern,
I was recently reviewing the “Biggest Fish Caught in Pennsylvania” (2012) page on your website. Among the list of largest catches reported last year, I noticed something quite curious.
Angler: Zachory Boozel Water: Lake Arthur
This got me wondering which route a marine striped bass would take from the ocean to Lake Arthur, since as I figure it the two are separated by at least 300 miles and countless impassable dams. That’s quite a journey!
I look forward to your explanation.
Thanks for your attention in this matter, tight lines, etc.
The fish was incorrectly listed. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we’re making the change to the website listing.
I appreciate you taking the time to come here and reply. That’s more than I expected. Thanks.
Hello, I can better explain this. In Pennsylvania fresh waters the fish and game created a hybrid of your salt water friend, the striped bass. It is released in the juvenile stage and is unable to reproduce. They have been their for years and very fun to catch!
Hey there. I know about the landlocked striper. My issue was that the PFBC listed the biggest “marine” caught striper of the year as a fish that was caught well away from the ocean. It should have been listed under freshwater striped bass. Thanks.