White bass have a single center tooth patch, and their stripes are faint.
On a white bass, the first stripe below the lateral line is not distinct nor complete to tail.
Body is stocky - football shape.
Striped Bass may have broken line and are distinct.
First stripe below lateral line distinct to tail.
Hybrid Bass Stripes distinct, usually broken, several extend to tail
Body deep, more than 1/3 length. football shaped
Has two tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue.