There is no specific season for striped bass fishing, with no restrictions being in place for any period of the year. However, the migratory pattern of the striped bass influences fishing success, states the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
During winter, striped bass populations are dispersed on an area that extends from San Francisco Bay throughout the Delta. This is not a good season for fishing particularly because bass tends to feed sparsely when the water is cold. Fishers can expect more activity in March, when the water begins to warm up. This is the period when the adult populations migrate from the ocean into the coastal rivers of North Carolina to spawn. Another period of active fishing is October when the fall migration begins.