This fish in the pic was about 14" long, and I swore I had a good 3-5lb hybrid on the line. With the large surface area on the tail, he sure could run when he turned sideways to me. I was shocked when I got him to the boat and realized he was so short after he fought so hard.
Being under 18", and knowing he wasn't a sand bass, he did get released to fight another day. But I stand by my earlier comment, if that fish gets to be 18-20", he will put up a hell of a fight!
What is the biggest of these hybrids anyone has seen? Has me curious how big they get now.
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!