The best time to catch striped bass is during the day as they feed at dusk and dawn. In the spring, you’ll find them feeding from early morning to late afternoon. During summer months, fish move deeper into their habitat for cooler water temperatures and are most active in the evening hours. Fall through wintertime is a great time to fish for stripers because of their great protective coloring that helps conceal them from predators such as seals, porpoises and sharks that may come out of hiding during this season. The freshwater striped bass can be found throughout most major rivers in North America with some notable exceptions including New York City Bight Bay which has been designated an anchovy-only fishery by NOAA Fisheries due to an abundance of high quality commercial fishing opportunities.