Spawning Habits

When river temperatures reach 55°F/13°C in the Spring, Striper bass begin to swim upstream from the ocean. However for those that are land locked spawning is successful in only a few places like Lake Texoma, which is a deep reservoir in Texas. Spawning doesn’t actually occur until the river temperature reaches about 60°F/16°C. Stripers don’t build nests. Instead several small males escort a larger female to an area where eggs and milt mix in a flurry of thrashing males. The floating fertilized eggs must be kept afloat by the river current for 30 to 70 hours.