Eels breed in freshwater/brackish water too. They are very common in lakes and rivers.
Eels breed in the Sargasso Sea, far from the breeding areas of Striped Bass
Well aware of that. I still don't think their pea sized brain remembers & computes that 200+ miles from where they were spawned as an eel gets towed by at 3+knots. How do you explain catching male bass on eels if the females are protecting the eggs?