Arkansas Hybrid Striped Bass Fishing

Hybrid Striped Bass Fishing in Arkansas.

The Hybrid Striped Bass is a cross between a white bass "male' and a striper "female". The hybrids grow much larger than white bass and relate more to structure than stripers. They're typically more aggressive than stripers, and great fighters.

"They have a nice white, flaky, firm-texture fillet," says Gerald Ludwig, a biologist with the Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center, in Arkansas. "It's the type of fillet you can prepare any way. It has a mild flavor that complements many dishes."
Hybrid striped bass production by the United States Department of Agriculture began in the mid 1980s and is now a major aquaculture industry.

A few Lakes in Arkansas are reserved for Striped Bass fishing, others Lakes in Arkansas have benefited from the Hybrids.

Hybrid Striped Bass have been stocked in Lake DeGray which in 2010 received 1,300,000 hybrid striped bass fry, Lake Greeson, Lake Hamilton, which recently received 300,000 hybrid striped bass fry and Greers Ferry to name a few.

In lakes with warmer water, such as Horseshoe and Bear Creek in eastern Arkansas, hybrids also have found a niche. Hybrids can tolerate much warmer water than stripers, making it possible for the AGFC to offer excellent fishing similar to striped bass in areas that cant support that species.

These hatchery raised hybrid also are being used to recruit a new angling audience.

Because the hybrids can survive on food pellets in hatcheries, biologists can allow them to reach catchable sizes and stock them in new areas.

City park ponds have benefited greatly from the hybrids, allowing inner-city anglers to pursue something besides catfish and bream during summer. The hybrids in the ponds are easy to catch and fight hard. In the past anglers rarely fished for hybrids unless they had a boat and could get out to larger lakes and rivers.

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