Comments: Larvae feed on zooplankton (e.g. Copepoda, Cladocera), young primarily consume zooplankton & other invertebrates (e.g. Copedoda, Cladocera, Amphipoda, mysids); adults are predatory on fishes and larger crustaceans (Hassler 1988). When available, threadfin shad or gizzard shad often the major food for adults. Within the above categories, striped bass are basically opportunistic feeders.