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Bridgeport Hybrid #14337839 04/08/22 12:06 AM
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7.11 on a rocky point , gave me quit the fun fight on 12 lb line and a crank bait rod
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Nice fish. thumb


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Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14338060 04/08/22 12:12 PM
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Nice catch! They sure are hard fighters.

Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14338135 04/08/22 01:10 PM
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That is what happens when on fishes for Black Bass with a crank this time of year. Strong fish, freight train with scales.

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Wow! Thanks for sharing


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Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14338726 04/08/22 11:52 PM
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Whoa! That’s a trophy hybrid. Nice catch. clap


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Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14338737 04/09/22 12:12 AM
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Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14338778 04/09/22 01:09 AM
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Lots of my bass'n buds catching some nice ones like that right now out there. I tell them "How do you like a real fight" Nice one there, Congrats

Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: ReelSlow] #14339472 04/10/22 01:32 AM
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How do you target Hybrids? I just like getting my pole bent


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Hybrids love cranks, wind blown points close to deep water, large flats , humps, ledges or break lines close to deep water, large bends in a river or creek to name a few. Throw bigger flukes or mid depth diving cranks, large spoons 5 inch sassy shad etc. One of the expert Hybrid catchers will chime in !!

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Nice catch! i have no luck on bridgeport

Re: Bridgeport Hybrid [Re: gborg] #14347071 04/19/22 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by gborg
Hybrids love cranks, wind blown points close to deep water, large flats , humps, ledges or break lines close to deep water, large bends in a river or creek to name a few. Throw bigger flukes or mid depth diving cranks, large spoons 5 inch sassy shad etc. One of the expert Hybrid catchers will chime in !!



What gborg said ^^^^.
Primarily, I target white bass and hybrid. I am not an expert by any means. Personally, I like to use the DC Mepps method, although I like to make my own spinners and use a bigger blade. (Size 4 or 5) What I have noticed about the hybrids is that they like the longer points that stick out into the main lake nearest the main creek channels. This is true on a couple of the lakes that I have primarily fished for them. I know that alot of people will tell you that live bait is the way to go for hybrids, I don’t prefer live bait at all. In fact, I have rarely been outfished by someone with live bait.

One time I was fishing and a guy using live bait stopped by to ask me what I was using. Every time he drifted by, I had a fish on. I didn’t see him catch any. Another time, I was near two boats, each fishing solo with 6 poles down with live bait on and I heard them say to each other “I thought live bait always outfished artificial as long as you are willing to catch it.”

@Reelslow, I would be willing to meet up with you sometime and go target them. I have never fished Bridgeport. But I have been wanting to make a trip down there. It’s actually the second closest hybrid lake to my house and I have yet to make a trip. Let me know. I would love to go.

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Originally Posted by gborg
Hybrids love cranks, wind blown points close to deep water, large flats , humps, ledges or break lines close to deep water, large bends in a river or creek to name a few. Throw bigger flukes or mid depth diving cranks, large spoons 5 inch sassy shad etc. One of the expert Hybrid catchers will chime in !!



What gborg said ^^^^.
Primarily, I target white bass and hybrid. I am not an expert by any means. Personally, I like to use the DC Mepps method, although I like to make my own spinners and use a bigger blade. (Size 4 or 5) What I have noticed about the hybrids is that they like the longer points that stick out into the main lake nearest the main creek channels. This is true on a couple of the lakes that I have primarily fished for them. I know that alot of people will tell you that live bait is the way to go for hybrids, I don’t prefer live bait at all. In fact, I have rarely been outfished by someone with live bait.

One time I was fishing and a guy using live bait stopped by to ask me what I was using. Every time he drifted by, I had a fish on. I didn’t see him catch any. Another time, I was near two boats, each fishing solo with 6 poles down with live bait on and I heard them say to each other “I thought live bait always outfished artificial as long as you are willing to catch it.”

@Reelslow, I would be willing to meet up with you sometime and go target them. I have never fished Bridgeport. But I have been wanting to make a trip down there. It’s actually the second closest hybrid lake to my house and I have yet to make a trip. Let me know. I would love to go.


Lets go! I target LM but that is because I've never learned how to target other species My boat has a Gen 3 Helix 12 MEGA DI SI that is way smarter than me
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