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Where are all the Hybrids DFW #13995167 05/12/21 08:49 PM
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Hi all wanted to start a discussion on lakes lacking hybrids within an hour of DFW.

The past few years in Ray Hubbard, Lewisville, Tawokani have have been non existent for Hybrids.
Reason right off the bat that I can think of.

Flooding a few years back.
Wildlife releasing fry vs fingerings(frys not surviving?).
Corruption? (far fetched but I’m gonna put it out there)

I’ve been fishing these lakes for 20 plus years and have no issues catching Hybrids. But what’s going on past 3 years? I see TPWL stocking numbers and it doesn’t make sense. Over fishing is definitely not it because no one is catching. Most of the Twok guides are at Texoma now. Lewisville caught 10 all last year where this lake would topwater in the past. Same with Ray Hubbard, I hear ppl are catching Hybrids from shore under Lavon dam which are fish from Hubbard running up the creek.

Someone please give me some insight.

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Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: Keeping_it_REEL] #13995208 05/12/21 09:27 PM
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Hybrids are sterile fish and do not reproduce and depend on stockings. The biggest reason for lack of hybrids is the lack of stocking. Lewisville numbers are way down but it's been years since they stocked and most have died of old age or were caught out. Flooding I don't think had any impact on the numbers. Tawakoni has been putting out hybrids at a good pace from what I have seen. It and Hubbard I believe are the lakes with the most recent stocking and would be where I would look for them.

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I catch hybrids all the time on accident on Tawakoni. There's no shortage there, for sure. The guides have been doing really well with them this year. I've seen a few monster striper in the mix, too.

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The problem with Ray Hubbard Hybrids is during the spawn all the idiots in the creeks keep them and it doesnt matter how big or small they are. See it every year and enforcement is almost nonexistent.

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Originally Posted by JCBfromTHF
The problem with Ray Hubbard Hybrids is during the spawn all the idiots in the creeks keep them and it doesnt matter how big or small they are. See it every year and enforcement is almost nonexistent.


The same goes for lewisville. Most just don't know how to tell them apart.

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Add Benbrook to the list. I heard a lot of fry/fingerling floated to shore after a stocking a couple of years ago, but never from a credible source. I like to go out there for a couple hours every six months just to prove they are still there, and have not been able to prove anything except for the strong yellow bass and rough fish population.


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Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: Keeping_it_REEL] #13996261 05/13/21 05:25 PM
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Heard from a reliable source that Lew was stocked yesterday with 150,000 hybrid fingerlings.

Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: Keeping_it_REEL] #13996662 05/13/21 10:42 PM
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Benbrook is a good hybrid lake, if you can find them. its hit or miss, feast or famine
when i find them i can catch and release a dozen or so nice 20" - 22" hybrids with live shad that put up a nice fight,
go to the same spot the next day and they are gone


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Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: Keeping_it_REEL] #13996803 05/14/21 12:43 AM
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Benbrook with live smallish shad, and Eagle Mountain, had good luck trolling small A rigs, and rattletraps, for Hybrids. Also caught quite a few nice ones on the Brazos. Sure there should be some in Granbury as well.

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Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13998306 05/15/21 03:02 AM
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Yep Hybrids are sterile fish and stripers can’t breed on their own on Twok. Flooding has a huge impact on fish. Texoma lost most of the fish over the dam during the big flood 8-9 years back. Ppl at Denison dam pulling up +20lbs during the flood. Took a few years to get decent fish after that. Twok was the same during that time but not as much.

2018 Lewisville 1.5 million fingerling. 2-3 year later nothing to show for it. Yes u can catch em but the numbers is what I’m asking.

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Originally Posted by JCBfromTHF
The problem with Ray Hubbard Hybrids is during the spawn all the idiots in the creeks keep them and it doesnt matter how big or small they are. See it every year and enforcement is almost nonexistent.


The same goes for lewisville. Most just don't know how to tell them apart.

I think it is a mix of that and the ones that don't care. It is not really that hard to tell the difference. Most of the time the stripes will do it.


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More and more and more people fishing and harvesting the fish! Cedar Creek also has some good hybrids and it has not been mentioned here


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Don't know how true it is, but had one fella, who is a guide, suggest there might have been some naturally occurring hybrids popping up on Texoma. Any truth to that? Also read that Hybrids are NOT Sterile, but are actually fertile, in a biology paper from the University of North Carolina

On a side note, caught a ton of small (yearling) Hybrids, in my cast net yesterday throwing for shad on Benbrook. A few small Sandies in the mix as well. From what I could decipher from TPWD, it's been 3 years since they stocked them, and those fish were definitely NOT 3 years old.

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Re: Where are all the Hybrids DFW [Re: Keeping_it_REEL] #14003291 05/19/21 01:34 PM
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They're around. You just have to go fish for them. They can be tough. Think outside the box, box being the typical metroplex lakes. You might surprise yourself.

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