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Web Extra: History of the Striped Bass

BULL SHOALS, Ark. -- Whether to stock Bull Shoals lake with striped bass is being met with differing opinions on both sides of the Missouri-Arkansas state line.  So, what's the story about these fish?
BULL SHOALS, Ark. --   Fishermen in Missouri and Arkansas are split on whether a huge predator fish is good for Bull Shoals Lake.

In Arkansas, the state fish and game commission is declining to stock striped bass, which can grow to be 60 pounds.

But in Missouri, conservation officials plan to start stocking the Missouri side of Bull Shoals Lake with 16,000 stripers, starting early next month.

In this Web Extra, Kenneth Shirley, district fishing supervisor with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, tells this history of this controversial fish.

See our original report:  Predator Fish Causing Controversy on Bull Shoals Lake.
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