Got a couple

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by rhuffman, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. rhuffman

    rhuffman New Member

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    Small carp and a nice bass out of the mon. if someone can tell me what kind of bass this is I'd appreciate it.
     

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  2. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    That is a wiper. (Striped bass white bass hybrid)
     

  3. rhuffman

    rhuffman New Member

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    Thanks, I don't fish for bass and didn't know which are stripers, hybrids, or whites. Wiper is a new one to me.
     
  4. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    Pretty darn sure thats a white bass.. though it can be hard for me to tell it apart from the striped bass and the hydrid.

    I kind of recollect someone telling me you can tell from the stripes, but I don't remember it.

    for right now, the high shoulder of your fish, looks like it is a Mature white bass...

    some background on this can be found here http://www.fish.state.pa.us/pafish/fishhtms/chap21.htm
     
  5. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    ok the hybrid,then a wiper...

    what do you look for??
     
  6. rhuffman

    rhuffman New Member

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    Jolie I'm once again lost on what this fish is.
     
  7. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    no, I'm sure it IS a wiper. but I'm not sure I know the exact identifying marks. I was sure it wasn't a striped bass, because it looked mature (with the high shoulders) and it is too small to be a mature striped bass.
     
  8. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Hybrid striped bass, the freshwater tuna and definitely pound-for-pound the hardest fighting fish in American waters.

    The call them wipers in Indiana too! Cross between a white bass and striper, hence the term WIPER.:cool2:
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    The only way I know is the lines are more broken up on the wiper. Maybe a better answer coming?
     
  10. dlsloan

    dlsloan Member

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    the wiper and striped bass have 2 tooth patches on their tongue, the white bass has 1 tooth patch on their tongue, also the wiper has a deeper body than the striped bass, hope this helps