View Full Version : Do Stripers Live in Alaska Waters?

05-02-2005, 03:28 AM
Dont laugh, :hihi: .I have to know this. I am a woman you know. One who has fished and caught a few stripers in Tenn. I just wanted to know if I could hope to find them up here. :wid:

Navy Chief
05-02-2005, 05:20 AM
No Stripers in Alaska

Plenty of Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Steelhead

05-02-2005, 05:39 PM
Welcome Sharon :wave:

05-02-2005, 09:46 PM
I am not sure how far North of California they travel. They do make it as far North as the Eastern Shores of Canada. Plenty of other species to persue in AK.

05-08-2005, 11:34 PM
Hi Sharon,

To my knowledge Stripers on the West coast don't travel much farther up the coast than the San Pablo Bay area (which is just north of San Francisco). In the late 50's early 60's we used to catch Stripers in the Napa River, Napa Valley area. In those days the Napa River Valley was not much more than the Napa River, grape vinyards and Rattlesnakes. Wow that brings back memories. I was lucky, had a father that loved fishing and took me fishing almost every weekend durning the season. Even back then the Stripers on the West coast were so fished out that a lenght limit, bag limit and season was put on Stripers.

Really goes to show - Take a kid fishing - keep him off drugs.

On the East coast Stripers don't travel too much much farther that the upper Casco Bay Area (which is North of Portland, ME.)

Sorry but if you want to catch Striper on the West coast you're going to have to travel to San Franciso Bay Area or the Colorado River for fresh water Stripers.