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Stripers cannibals?

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27 mins ago, Capt.Castafly said:

I've seen it a number of times. 

If it's moving,  it's food. This guy's eyes are bigger than his mouth.

Were both fish dead?

 

I believe both fish were dead.... I wish I checked if the one inside was dead it didn’t cross my mind

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That's the worst case in judgment I've ever saw.

 

The ones I frequently see are much smaller that get stuck in their gullet.

They still have room to breath, pass water thru their gills, and live.

It's so large it can't enter their stomach.

What happens in most cases, the stomach acids start to work on the head only.

Eventually it breaks down, the acids are strong. It doesn't take long.

I've pulled the bait out of their months, most of the head is gone, but the rest of the body is still perfect.

Ever see that?

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was fishing a jetty quite a few yrs back catching mostly fish under 30",got one closer to keeper and as I was hauling it out a striper w/ a mouth as big as a 5gal bucket tried to grab it,never saw the whole fish,just it's giant mouth...

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12 hours ago, slip n slide said:

was fishing a jetty quite a few yrs back catching mostly fish under 30",got one closer to keeper and as I was hauling it out a striper w/ a mouth as big as a 5gal bucket tried to grab it,never saw the whole fish,just it's giant mouth...

I had a similar experience, except I got to see the whole fish. Biggest I ever saw and I've seen my share of bigguns.

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It's a  cruel world out there. Last weekend at an event at the Carolina Trout Hatchery I saw a large brown trout that had a smaller trout’s tail hanging from its mouth. Years ago I used to live line shad  for big bass. Occasionally, if shad were unavailable, small blue fish sufficed.

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