Striped bass is a coastal fish species well known to both sport angers and commercial fishermen along the entire Atlantic coast of the U.S. The striped bass gets its name from the characteristic dark stripes that run horizontally along the fish’s sides. Other common names used for the striped bass in different regions of the Atlantic coast include rockfish, striper, and roller. Striped bass travel in schools and are most abundant in coastal ocean waters, inshore bays, and coastal rivers. Striped bass are an anadromous fish, which means that the adults migrate from ocean waters into freshwater rivers to reproduce or spawn.