White perch and striped bass are related. Both are members of the Moronidae family of fish, commonly known as the temperate basses, in which both species share the Morone genera.
It’s always a good idea to double your braid when tying knots for protection against chaffing on hook and lure eyes, swivels and line to line connections. It will also help to keep knots from slipping.
A study by Rutgers University finds that 1/3 of sea bass that spawn as females become males, making them protogynous hermaphrodites. There is some evidence that this switch is triggered by a decline in the male population.
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