Fresh Striped Bass = Great Summer Dish

The striped bass is a fish that is native to the U.S. and Canada. It is a prized fish in Massachusetts since the time of the colonial settlement and was also a common food source for the native Americans. Currently, commercial and residential fisheries take in over 170,000 striped bass each year. You would generally need a license to fish for striped bass but if you are not licensed, consider spending a day in the Barnstable Harbor with Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters this summer.


Striped bass generally weigh around 50 pounds. Although rare, some striped bass can even weigh over 100 pounds. Female striped bass are usually much larger than males. The body of a typical striped bass usually has a blue or olive colored tone with around seven horizontal stripes that run across the body.

Striped bass is an excellent food source because of its many health benefits including low calories, high protein, and a moderate level of unsaturated fat. Striped bass provides a great source of Omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and Vitamin B-12, which promotes red blood cells and improves the nervous system.


Grilling is an excellent way to cook striped bass in the summer. You can create a simple and delicious recipe by marinating the bass in lemon juice, oregano, garlic, and a little bit of oil for about 30 minutes before placing it on the grill. Other options to cook your striped bass include baking it in the oven or pan frying under medium heat.

If you are interested in the opportunity to catch your own striped bass for yourself, friends, and family to enjoy, Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters can help! Our boat charters are an excellent choice for summer friends and family activities. Make your reservation!