Recreational anglers caught 24 million pounds of striped bass in 2014, according to the 2014 Fisheries of the US report from NOAA Fisheries.
U.S Recreational Fishing Statistics:
Striped bass, bluefish, yellowfin tuna,
dolphin fish, and summer flounder were the top five recreational species
ranked by pounds landed.
Overall, an estimated 157 million fish were kept, weighing 186 million pounds.
10.4 million anglers took 68 million trips and caught nearly 392 million fish in 2014.
The report also shows that the average American ate 14.6 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2014.
The 2014 Fisheries of the US report is available at http://st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/fus/fus14/index.