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Bass fry #12669047
03/12/18 06:05 PM
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Hybrid striped bass are produced two different ways. Some of these fish are produced by fertilizing eggs from white bass with sperm from striped bass; the resulting fish are also called "sunshine bass" or "Cherokee bass". Others are produced by fertilizing eggs from striped bass with sperm from white bass; the resulting fish is called a "palmetto bass". All north Texas lakes, with the exception of Lake Fork, are full of sunshine bass, does ANYONE believe the sunshine bass donít eat massive amounts of bass fry? You hear about great hybrids on Tawakoni and a few other hybrid lakes because they are also stocked with the much larger palmetto bass. Ray Roberts is definitely full of Sunshine bass.

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Re: Bass fry [Re: RRogers] #12669052
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I would think they eat a lot more shad than bass fry. Those fish and bass fry do not typically inhabit the same water (i.e. deep versus ultrashallow in the weeds and brush).


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Re: Bass fry [Re: RRogers] #12669069
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What is the difference between Fork and Ray Roberts? I had my worst trip of the year Saturday on Fork and I still managed to catch a dozen fish. Fork just had sandbass show up in large numbers in the last ten years and every one tries to catch and kill them all. No hybrids in Fork. The only other argument used to be Fork is a constant level lake, but that is no longer true. I guess Iím just real lucky but I seem to catch hybrids right out of the bushes on square bills all the time. Sure, I believe hybrids eat mostly shad, but I also know it takes one about 10 minutes to wipe out a school of bass fry.

Re: Bass fry [Re: RRogers] #12669078
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All fish are fair game if they are encountered. Largemouth do the same thing.....so do crappie, etc. Survival rates are low because most everything gets eaten. BTW largemouth eat young largemouth too......

Side note just a heads up, but Ray Rob only has sand bass and no hybrid stripers (unless someone released a random handfull that they caught). They have not ever been stocked according to TPWD page.

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My bad, no hybrids in Ray Roberts.

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Only difference is, all the fish mentioned occur naturally in North Texas lakes but 2, hybrid bass and striper. They mostly spawn at slightly different times of the year and there is a balance to the cycle. Hybrids just eat all the time and everything in their path. Why does every great Texas bass lake always seem to get way better after itís been real low for a few years then fills back up? Cover? For what? Fry to have a place to grow? Or when they fill up with hydrilla. Cover? Whatís the cover do? I donít think 3lb bass need to hide from much of anything, maybe a big ole flathead. Fork has spent many years free of any cover other than stumps, yet it remains unbelievably great for most. There is more pressure on Fork than any other North Texas lake, yet it remains GREAT. Why? Only large N Texas lake without hybrids. The lake record hybrid for RayRoberts is 7.45.

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