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#11515576 - 04/01/16 07:49 AM Hybrids Spawning?
Dan90210 Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
So I have been reading about these Hybrids going to spawn up the creeks.

I thought hybrids could not reproduce? If I recall my biology lessons from college... being sterile is part of what it is to truly be a hybrid.

So are these fish just pretending to spawn or are they actually reproducing?

How many are stocked?

I imagine if they cannot successfully spawn on their own tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands would have to be stocked each year to maintain a viable fishery no?

Thanks for entertaining my newbie questions. Last year I spent time learning more about catfish and cat-fishing, this year I want to learn about Hybrids and hopefully catch some more.
Originally Posted By: Lannie Robertson
"Whoop..Their it is".

#11515593 - 04/01/16 07:56 AM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Lewisville
I've caught fish on Lewisville that seemed to be 2nd generation hybrids. The available evidence indicates that some small percentage of hybrids are fertile. Even though the majority are not, they still have the appropriate gonads and make the attempt.
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#11515672 - 04/01/16 08:26 AM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 11638
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Some hybrids ( like some white bass ) go thru the spawning ritual in the lake . They will also
travel downstream if they get a chance ( as in over a spillway ).


Edited by Mo (04/01/16 08:26 AM)
My backyard

#11515701 - 04/01/16 08:39 AM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Mo]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 1607
Loc: Jack County

It is my belief that they just go thru the motions with some amount of reproduction. I also think they will eventually revert back to a white bass if they continue to reproduce. Click the link to another thread, it was kicked around a lot with several opinions on this.

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#11515761 - 04/01/16 09:00 AM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
big10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2671
Loc: Temple, Texas
They go through the motions but don't get the job done.
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#11515843 - 04/01/16 09:52 AM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
iluvfishin Offline
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Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 2096
Loc: Dallas!
They do the same as the sandbass but hybrids shoot blanks.

#11516494 - 04/01/16 03:21 PM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 890
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
It's been documented. They have a very low percentage of success, but when you are talking about thousands of fish and millions of eggs and billions of sperm, the unlikely becomes a certainty.

#11516510 - 04/01/16 03:34 PM Re: Hybrids Spawning? [Re: Dan90210]
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Registered: 02/16/16
Posts: 1996
I had a vasectomy, hasn't stopped me from trying. bannana2 It's instinct.
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