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Small Wiper or nice White Bass?

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/21/2019 4:50:33 PM     Points: 54812    
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.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 7/21/2019 5:33:15 PM     Points: 9382    
I'd say wiper. There's some brokenness in the stripes. Whites seem to have a tighter stream line lines that are unbroken. Always a fun catch.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 7/21/2019 5:55:31 PM     Points: 2876    
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.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 7/21/2019 6:26:00 PM     Points: 10565    
White bass iIMO from what I see. Truth is how many patches of teeth on the tongue but since you didnít look the world may never know! LOL
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 7/21/2019 8:05:01 PM     Points: 23158    
Its a white bass.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 7/21/2019 8:11:32 PM     Points: 742    
I think whitebass also wiper have darker lines
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 7/21/2019 8:50:28 PM     Points: 63188    
Yep I have to agree on it being a white bass.
 Reply by: COBowKill      Posted: 7/21/2019 9:15:16 PM     Points: 0    
White bass
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 7/21/2019 9:31:48 PM     Points: 27876    
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: xavierk31      Posted: 7/22/2019 10:33:01 AM     Points: 2876    
Why hasn't FishSeal chimed in yet? lol
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 7/22/2019 10:40:32 AM     Points: 2398    

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. :)

 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/22/2019 10:45:06 AM     Points: 54812    
LOL or maybe the OP has a good idea but wanted to have some fun. Is interesting how much fatter this one was compared to others caught in the same lake in a different location.

I mean.. it's obviously a grass carp and none of you were able to identify it.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 7/22/2019 11:28:03 AM     Points: 34    
Wass-Biper. Experimental quadruple cross / genetic experiment. Do not eat!
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: 7/22/2019 4:51:48 PM     Points: 10895    
To really add the question...if both whites and wipers exist in that lake, it could easily be a back cross...meaning 1/4 white, 3/4 striper or vice versa. Just sayin'... CL
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/22/2019 6:11:31 PM     Points: 32899    
I second grass carp...solves everything!
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 7/22/2019 8:25:41 PM     Points: 2088    
I am going large white bass
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 7/22/2019 8:28:48 PM     Points: 2088    
Pretty sure other was wiper and this is a white
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/22/2019 8:29:28 PM     Points: 54812    
^^ thats a striper sir in 1st pic
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 7/23/2019 10:26:01 AM     Points: 2876    
I would second Jim in saying that first pic is a true striper. Very streamlined

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