Like mentioned earlier that's the best way of making sure. Re: Fish identification: Striper, hybrid, or white bass? Stripes are gray, olive, or black and are not continuous below the lateral line. Striped bass are more slender, with darker lines, have 2 flat spines on opercle (1 or 2 in white bass), 2 tooth patches on tongue (1 in white bass), and 2nd anal spine is 1/2 length of 3rd spine (2/3 in white bass); hybrid striped bass have the deeper body like white bass but have 2 tooth patches, more distinct lines, many broken, several that reach the tail. Striped Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Yellow Bass: 30 singly or in aggregate 1, no more than 4 fish may exceed 15 inches: ... Two tooth patches on back of tongue are joined or nearly so, first stripe below lateral line complete to tail, stripes above lateral line usually broken, stripes distinct, body deep and more than 1/3rd length. Men, it seems — more specifically fishermen — like to mess with Mother Nature. \My Mind is a Library Full of Worthless Information\. Body slender, less than 1/3 length. Can someone tell me what type of bass this is? The stripes are much more distinct in the hybrid than the white bass. Body deep, more than 1/3 length. Hybrid bass can be distinguished from white bass by its two tooth patches on the tongue, as opposed to only one tooth patch on the white bass. The White Bass’s mouth is basslike. I'm saying Striper. The front dorsal fin is slightly separated from the rear dorsal fin. Some Striped Bass may have broken lines, but the stripes of a fresh hybrid … patches of teeth on the tongue. C. Stripes distinct, several extend to tail. C Has one tooth patch near the midline towards the back of the tongue. I still lean toward striper LOL I like going against the crowd. But the other three species, all with prominent black stripes are. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. Two elongated patches for wiper, one squarish patch for a white bass. Like white and striped bass, hybrid stripers are sensitive to low oxygen levels, and in periods of hot weather will move to deeper waters and almost cease feeding and moving. C: Has two tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue. I know that's how you can tell one from the other by the broken lines. In cross-section their body is distinctly round in shape. Striped Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Yellow Bass: 30 singly or in aggregate 1, no more than 4 fish may exceed 15 inches: ... Two tooth patches on back of tongue are joined or nearly so, first stripe below lateral line complete to tail, stripes above lateral line usually broken, stripes distinct, body deep and more than 1/3rd length. Probably a wiper, but the tooth patch is the best way to tell. On a white bass, the first stripe below the lateral line is not distinct nor complete to tail. The lake-record hybrid striped bass is 15.25 pounds, while the lake-record white bass is 1.56 pounds. White bass are laterally compressed with olive or gray-blue above fading to silver or white on the sides. In God We Trust!!! Last edited by brucevannguyen; 05/03/18 01:11 PM . Identifying Yellow, White, Striped and Hybrid Striped Bass The following characteristics may be used in identifying species: White Bass A Stripes faint, only one extends to tail. In the 1970s, hybrids were produced from the eggs of white bass and the sperm of striped bass. JOIN THE CLUB, get unlimited access for $2.99/month The lower jaw projects beyond the upper jaw. … but the best way to tell is by looking at there tooth patch on their tongue. Look for current. North America is blessed with hundreds of suitable species for fishermen to catch, yet the pursuit of superfish for anglers to chase has led fisheries biologists to cross breed many naturally occurring species. 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