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Striped Bass Hybrid

Illustrator
Duane Raver, Jr.
Season
Open Year-Round
Size Limit
15 inch minimum (total length)
Daily Limit / Person
2
Delaware Range
Lums Pond
Abundance in Delaware Waters
Uncommon
General Habitat and Food Preferences
Generally, Striped Bass Hybrids are found in open water areas. They are most active during periods of low light such as dawn and dusk.

Gizzard shad are a common prey species.
General Description
Striped Bass Hybrids are a silver-white fish that looks much like a Striped Bass but deeper in body and the stripes on its sides are often broken and often out of line.
Did You Know?
Striped Bass Hybrids are an introduced species to Delaware (meaning they are non-native).

The Striped Bass Hybrid is a cross between a female Striped Bass and a male White Bass.

They are often called wipers. The wiper is incredibly strong and has a crushing blow as it grabs a lure. They put up a great fight on fresh water tackle.
Common Fishing Lures and Baits
Striped Bass Hybrids are caught on topwaters, crankbaits, slab spoons, and jigs.

Live fish such as golden shiners and gizzard shad are favorite live baits.
Typical Sizes Caught
Striped Bass Hybrids are commonly caught in the range of 12 to 20 inches in length (2 to 5 pounds) by Delaware anglers.
Citation Minimum Lengths/Weights
22 inches (for Live Release Award only)
or
5 pounds

Note: Striped Bass Hybrids submitted for the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament must be taken from non-tidal waters.
Delaware State Record
13 pounds 13 ounces
Earl Blevins
1990

Note: Striped Bass Hybrids submitted for a potential Delaware State record must be taken from non-tidal waters.