Striped Bass Flavor Profile

Striped Bass Flavor Scale

Most Striped Bass are farmed and have light-colored flesh with a delicate flavor and firm, large flakes. Wild caught Striped Bass have a more robust flavor and coarser texture.

Typical Cooking Methods

  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Deep-Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam
  • Sushi

Alternate Names

Atlantic Striped Bass, Stripers, Linesiders, Pimpfish, Rockfish, Sunshine Bass, White Bass, Suzuki, Hybrid Striped Bass

Description (Morone saxatilis)

Striped BassImage from Wikipidia- licensing info

Striped Bass are silver-colored with dark horizontal lines. Wild fish can grow up to 6.5 ft and 125 lbs. But aquacultered fish are usually harvested between 1 – 3 pounds, although some are grown to a weight of 5 pounds.

Typical Wholesale Products

Whole Dressed, H & G, Fillets

Fresh Availability

Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh.



Butchering Yield Percentage and Recovery

ItemTo Skin/On FilletsTo Skin/Off FilletsNotes
Whole Round (Head/On ungutted)40%34%If you have additional yield info on this fish please leave a comment below.
Skin/On Fillet86%
Yield % varies according to a number of factors including: size of fish, season, sex, and the skill of your fishmonger.


Range & Habitat

Striped Bass natural RangeAquaMaps Data sources: GBIF

Wild Striped Bass migrate between saltwater & fresh water and they are found along the eastern Atlantic from the St. Lawrence River to the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. However, most Striped Bass today are an aquacultured fish.

Sustainability Info

NameAlternate NamesCatch MethodCatch
Striped Bass, Morone saxatilisGreenhead, Linesides, Rockfish, Striper, SuzukiWild – Hook & LineUS AtlanticGreen-icon_20.pngGreen-icon_20.pngGreen-icon_20.pngElevated
Wild – Gillnet, Pound NetYellow-icon_20.pngGreen-icon_20.pngYellow-icon_20.png
Striped Bass,
Morone saxatilis
Morone chrysops
Hybrid Striped Bass,
Greenhead, Linesides, Rockfish, Striper, Suzuki
Farmed – Closed SystemGreen-icon_20.pngGreen-icon_20.pngGreen-icon_20.pngLow
Disclaimer: The sustainability info above is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, each program randomly updates their information without our knowledge. We therefore recommend that you verify the current accuracy of this information.
Green-icon_20.png = Best Choice/Recommended       Yellow-icon_20.png = Good Alternative       Red-Dot_20.png = Avoid/Not RecommendedUpdated
August 2013


Nutritional Information

based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.

* Calories/Calories from fat164
* Protein grams30
* Fat grams4
* Saturated fat grams0
* Sodium milligrams118
* Cholesterol milligrams136
* Omega-3 grams


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