Hybrid Striped Bass

The Hybrid Striped Bass (Merone saxatilis x Merone chrysops) is the result of a cross between a striped and white bass. The resulting fish is larger than the white bass and as aggressive as the striped bass. The hybrid striper is a voracious eater and effectively controls the overpopulation of bluegill. It also takes well to commercial fish food. The hybrid striper is most easily recognized by a series of black stripes along the length of its silvery body. Some stripes are broken and do not run the length of its body. This fish is sterile—eliminating any potential for an over-population problem. The total number of fish harvested per year should be replaced annually. The hybrid striper has the potential to grow 2 to 3 pounds the first year if a feeding program is established.

Ohio & Pennsylvania: Prohibited in Lake Erie Basin

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