Young Striped Bass?

From: mollieo@gte.net
Date: 08 Apr 2000
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I have a question. I live in Durham North Carolina, and I fish (sans boat) in a local river. I have been catching, with #6 or #8 hooks, a bobber, and pieces of nightcrawler, some small (6" up) sleek, silvery-blue fish that have the striper head fins and tail, but NOT the stripes. Do young stripers have as many stripes as adults? or do they have just one stripe to start with and more stripes develop as they mature? What i have meen catching (in fresh water) have not been white or silver perch, judging from illustrations. Any and all help would be appreciated.