Hybrid striped bass possess a sweet, delicate flavor. Cooked, the meat is moderately firm, white and flaky. Striped bass is so named because of the dark stripes that run from its gills to its tails. The commercial fishery for striped bass is managed by each state. There is no commercial fishing permitted in federal waters.
Striped Bass Genome Database
DNR: Hybrid Striped Bass
Hybrid bass are a cross between white bass and striped bass. White bass are a small, freshwater, true bass, native to the southeastern U. Striped bass are a salt or brackish water species introduced to the west coast in the s. They have two dorsal fins, the front one with eight or nine spines and the rear one with one spine and 13 or 14 soft rays.
Big Ponds, Big Fish
Pound for pound, the hybrid striped bass rates right up there with the best of the fresh water fish when it comes to putting up a good fight once hooked. Pound for pound, the walleye is hard to beat for table fare, with some fishermen calling it the best tasting fish of them all. Fortunately for those anglers in this part of the state who like some muscle on the end of their line and tasty fillets on the table, there are plenty of both fish around due to vigorous and well-planned stocking programs.
A hybrid striped bass, also known as a wiper or whiterock bass, is a hybrid between the striped bass Morone saxatilis and the white bass M. It can be distinguished from the striped bass by broken rather than solid horizontal stripes on the body. Hybrid striped bass are considered better suited for culture in ponds than either parent species because they are more resilient to extremes of temperature and to low dissolved oxygen. They became part of aquaculture in the United States in the late s.