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Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
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Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

General: Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) are non-native game fish introduced into larger bodies of water for sport fishing. They are voracious predators, eating anything they can catch, including native fish species.

Hybrid striped bass have a streamlined, silvery body with dark stripes that run the length of the body. In native striped bass, the stripes are unbroken, but in hybrids, they become jumbled towards the middle of the body and on the back.

Taxonomy: Family: Sunfish (Centrarchidae)

Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Broken stripes
Striped Bass were introduced into the Colorado River and are common in Lake Mead. They can easily be seen from the marinas at Boulder Beach. Lake Mead is famous for big striped bass, which occasionally weigh over 40 pounds, although 3-5 pounds is more common. The record for the Las Vegas area is over 60 pounds!
Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Feeding the fish at Boulder Beach
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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