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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

Striped Bass in Lake P

I caught a 14' striper while fishing the causeway on Sat morning, I have never caught one before. Can anyone tell me the difference between striper, hybrid or white bass? I seem to remember someone telling me that guys who trolled the causeway back in the day used to pull some huge stripers out of there.

Sorry for not posting a pic but I forgot to take one and now wished I did. Also, are these fish good table fare? I gave the fish to a buddy who was with me b/c I get to fish a lot more often then he does and I have fresh fish all the time. Thanks in advance for any responses.
November 06, 2012 at 12:06pm
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Posted November 06, 2012 at 4:37pm
its a hybrid

those are hybrid stripers and NOT the true stripers you find elsewhere so they only get about as big as regular bass get, you wont see any really big ones but they are very good eating and you can sometimes find schools of them.

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jls
Posted November 06, 2012 at 5:10pm
Oxbow Hybrid Must me Kin to Redfish for the Fighting

Oxbow Hybrid Must me Kin to Redfish for the Fighting

Hybrid

Yep True Stripper lil diff lookin..........We catch Hybrid every Spawnin season Feb-March Ole Oxbw Lake in New Roads

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Posted November 06, 2012 at 6:05pm
difference

The lines on a true striper are straight. The lines on a hybrid will be a little offset. hybrids can get pretty big, 15-20 pounds. stripers can get much bigger. White bass look a lot like the hybrids but much smaller. Not sure how they taste, never tried them.

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IcemanProfile Photo
Posted November 06, 2012 at 6:24pm
Caught them in lake years ago

When I was a kid, me and a buddy filled up a 55 gallon garbage bag with hybrids where the restaurant was in West End in the east. It was actually 2 heavy duty bags, each half full. It was every cast on dead shrimp. One of the bags busted when walking across Haynes to walk back to his house. This was around 1990. They were all 12'-16' and fought hard. Good memories.

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jls
Posted November 06, 2012 at 6:29pm
2 Person Limit 10!!!! Awesome Fight!!!

2 Person Limit 10!!!! Awesome Fight!!!

Hybrid

Yep Iceman you think ya had Bull Red

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Posted November 06, 2012 at 6:47pm
27.5lb 43 inch Striped bass - caught on live eel

Matthew Brady

27.5lb 43 inch Striped bass - caught on live eel

Box full of Stripers

Matthew Brady

Box full of Stripers

Here Ya Go

Drake - Here ya go. These pics are of the real thing. If you can find live eels, that's your best bait goin'. It's like crack cocaine for Striped Bass.

As for the texture & taste, their fillets are more subtle than Redfish. Some whiners say that Stripers are 'gamey'. NOT SO. Especially if you bleed the fish right before you chuck 'em in the ice chest. Rip out a few gill rakers, knife 'em behind the pectoral fins (the 'armpits') and at the tail. The meat won;t be light pink,it'll be white.

Mark/ Catch-All

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Posted November 06, 2012 at 9:28pm
White, Yellow, & Striped Bass

White, Yellow, & Striped Bass

Temperate bass

There are three species in Louisiana striped bass, white bass, and yellow bass. There is also the hybrid striped bass which is a cross between a striped bass and a white bass. In south Louisiana striped bass are found in the rivers and coastal areas usually associated with current and rock jetties or other hard structure. They are found both in freshwater and saltwater. They have solid, unbroken black stripes and a body shape similar to a speckled trout, but can grow significantly larger.
White bass are scattered throughout freshwater areas of the state, but prefer flowing water of rivers and adjacent water bodies. They have a deeper body with smaller mouths and average around a foot in length.
Yellow bass are found in freshwater lakes and bayous, Lake des Allemands has a healthy population. They tend to average less than 8 inches and have very distinct black stripes and a golden coloration. Also the underside of the jaw has an iridescent purple hue especially during spawning season.
Hybrids are larger than a white bass, but smaller than a striped bass with the general body shape of a white bass. The stripes however are broken.
The diversions along the Mississippi River have all the species, although yellow bass are not very abundant. The stripers and hybrids are most common right at the structure in the turbulent water.

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Posted November 07, 2012 at 6:12pm
Temperate Bass?

Temperate Bass? I prefer Intemperate Bass that drink too much. :)

Just kidding A.Salva! Very informative post & pic. Thanx

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Posted November 08, 2012 at 6:10am
lakeshore

I caught my first one 2 days ago in Lakeshore.....surprised me too...

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    Kemaux SabeProfile Photo
    Posted November 08, 2012 at 9:10am
    Hybrids..

    Capt. C...in our area, I've had pretty good luck fishing the dropoffs in the Pearl River during the Fall/Winter....mel

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    jls
    Posted November 09, 2012 at 7:08am
    Stripers/Hybrid

    Can't wait couple more month when the Hybrid start runnin@False River!!!!!

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