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Fork yellow? #13434574 02/10/20 11:37 PM
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Deadsticked fork for an hour, before the rain hit this afternoon. 5 bites 3 landed the crappie hit a 4” fluke and the yellow hit the jig. Wasn’t sure if it was a yellow or yellow/hybrid since I have never seen a yellow that size?
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Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13434587 02/10/20 11:42 PM
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Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13434617 02/11/20 12:01 AM
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Yellow - white cross

Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13434945 02/11/20 04:35 AM
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Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13435131 02/11/20 01:14 PM
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Those fish look really healthy. Good catch.

Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13435210 02/11/20 02:12 PM
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Yellow x hybrid. Caught two at twok this winter. They max out at 16 inches football.

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Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13435734 02/11/20 07:56 PM
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I agree with Todd. I caught a 17 inch yellow at Cedar Creek and submitted it for a lake record. They had a DNA analysis done and it turned out to be a cross between a yellow bass and a hybrid. I take their word for it although does it make sense for a hybrid to cross with anything since they can't even reproduce with their own species?

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Originally Posted by Dennis Christian
I agree with Todd. I caught a 17 inch yellow at Cedar Creek and submitted it for a lake record. They had a DNA analysis done and it turned out to be a cross between a yellow bass and a hybrid. I take their word for it although does it make sense for a hybrid to cross with anything since they can't even reproduce with their own species?


While it is rare for hybrids to reproduce in most Texas lakes, they are actually not infertile. Check this article out.

https://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/300.pdf

Re: Fork yellow? [Re: TxShiner] #13436117 02/12/20 12:34 AM
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Throw striper into the mix and it won't be long before we will not be able to determine what specie it is.

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Yellow x white

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A yellow bass hybrid is a cross between a yellow bass and a white bass...

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My understanding of the science behind it is that the true bass are all close enough genetically that hybridization does not interfere with their ability to reproduce. There are also occasional paradise bass (yellow x striped) caught on lakes with yellow bass and striper present


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Thanks for the article,Krappie-King. I had always heard they were infertile.

Re: Fork yellow? [Re: Dennis Christian] #13436703 02/12/20 02:29 PM
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No problem! Growing up I had always heard the same thing as well.

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