Just wanna say Thanks!! to everyone involved with helping putting Lake Somerville back on hybrid stripers stocking list. And to make sure that all their efforts will not be wasted and to continue sending a message to Inland Fisheries. Every year I would like to start a Hybrid Awarness Amateur Fishing Tourney. This year Tourney will be held on Fathers Day weekend on Lake Somerville. There'is no losers. All participants are potential winner.
This year prizes is three 1st,2nd,and 3rd place free full day guided/tutoring fishing trip value at $450 EACH but the skills you learn will last a life time. Next year I will include a litlle cash just to really push this tourny forward. We will still do a wieght in but like I said there are no losers. All participants will recieve a raffle ticket and a draw for the winner will be drawn. There are just a few safety rules and regulation to be announced later. Just show up sign the registration and liability released form,receive a raffle ticket and go fishing. Bank fisherman are also very welcome to join in. No boat needed if you don't have one.
Lets see how many hybrids we can round up.You can choose to take home your hybrids or CPR and share your pictures with the forums.
Fyi I ask Inland Fisheries how long before those fingerling reaches lagal size and this were their response straight from the biologist.
Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlife
Most Hybrid Striped Bass reach 17-21 inches in their second year. Hopefully these grow extra fast!
Bruce's Tutoring/Guide service
on Lake Somerville