The best striper fishing occurs each Spring (April, May) when they move from the ocean and reservoirs to spawn in the freshwater reaches of tidal and non tidal rivers. Landlocked stripers migrate up tributary rivers of larger reservoirs to spawn. Five to 10 lb. fish are common with 10 to 20 lb. fish landed each season. Striped bass travel in schools, feeding in open water on smaller schooling fish and will readily take a fly that imitates those baitfish.