While cold weather and blustery winds may deter some anglers, those who fish year-round can find no better species to target in the winter than striped bass. Stripers are stocked in many inland reservoirs, but in their natural habitat, they are anadromous coastal fish that migrate from saltwater to freshwater to spawn.
Ralph Britt still looks like he could suit up and catch a footballs the way he did for Tom Reed and Dick Sheridan as an N.C. State tight end in the mid-1980s and for one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Not every hunter has the time or means to travel to places where web-footed birds blacken the sky. Most hunters cant spend the price of a good duck boat for a single years shared hunting lease where fields of grain are flooded to attract ducks by the dozen.