Post By: anglerwannabe Posted: 7/21/2019 4:50:33 PMPoints: 49636
Initially I thought white bass, but the more I look at this, the more I lean to small wiper. The reason is the girth from top to bottom. Most of the white bass I catch seem to be stream lined. Am guilty of not checking the tongue patches so, I just don't know.
I'd second the "Wiper" vote . I've never caught one but have caught plenty of white bass, and that one doesn't quite look right to me a whitey to me. But if that WAS a white bass that would be a quality whitey for sure.
You know what the only true way is to tell.. if it makes you feel better, my best friend released what would have been the state record white thinking it was a wiper before we knew about the tooth patch... either way.. the tug is the drug
Reply by: FishSeal Posted: Jul. 22, 10:40:32 AM Points: 9760
There isn't anything I can do.
The OP is knowledgeable and I'm sure will know what to do next time.
Hybrids are tricky and the specimen could go either way.
Only suggestion I could offer would be to check the fish list for that body of water. Usually White Bass and Wiper aren't both stocked into the same body of water. If they are, then I would check the stocking records to see the possibilities of size to differentiate (year class).
The only other option is to suggest to the OP to go back to the body of water, catch that fish again and check for the tooth patches. This is probably the best suggestion to the OP to settle this matter. :)