Prolarvae striped bass Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum) were brought to Oklahoma for experimental rearing in culture ponds. Postlarvae were stocked in ponds which were rich in plankton and later fed 246.5 pounds of prepared foods. Samples were taken periodically for detailed examination of growth and food habits. A preliminary examination indicated that prepared foods were utilized by these fish. The ponds were stocked with adult Tilapia and no small individuals of this species were found at the time of draining. The striped bass harvested after two months with a 15 to 60 percent recovery of the number stocked.