Hello fellow angling enthusiasts, my name is Striper Mike. This site is an anthology of my fishing passion as well as an ongoing saga. A local carpenter gave the name, Striper Mike, to me and so .... I have kept it! My FISHING STORIES may not be record setting, but they are all true and have left a vivid memory in my mind and my hope is that you can momentarily be there also. Much of the site focuses on surfcasting for the Great Striped Bass. There are also many TIPS and FUN FACTS of the striper season as it progresses. There are also excerpts from my journal, and they are found in the MOMENTS section. You will also find tons of DELICIOUS RECIPES!. Please use the ASK STRIPER MIKE part of each edition by e-mailing me with your questions and I hope the DID YOU KNOW section tickles your curiosity. I hope you enjoy MY PHOTO GALLERY that gives testimony to the mentioned sagas. Finally, the spirit of big Striped Bass has impressed me no matter how many big ones I catch .... May our future generations feel their same fury .... Please Practice Catch and Release!