Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass 
Photo by: Matthew R. Thomas‚Äč
 

Identification:  Adult Striped Bass x White Bass hybrids can be distinguished from Striped Bass by having a deeper body that is more arched behind the head (similar to White Bass). They can be distinguished from White Bass by usually having broken and poorly aligned stripes along the side. In juveniles 6 in. or less, hybrids have parr marks (elliptical blotches on the side) that are absent in White Bass. Adults seldom grow larger than 15 lbs.

Distribution and Habitat:  In Kentucky, Hybrid Striped Bass are stocked in Herrington Lake, Barren River Lake, Rough River Lake, Guist Creek Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Lake Linville, Paintsville Lake and Fishtrap Lake. They are also stocked in the Ohio, Kentucky, Green, and Barren rivers. These fish, as well as escapees from reservoir stockings, have produced fishable populations in several other rivers across the state.