when the hybrids use to be in jordan, i trolled with bucktails, caught more stripers.. but when i lived bait and trolled with plugs more hybrids. seemed that way any how..sure wish they would stock it again with hybrids.
Does anyone know if they still stock High Rock with Stripers, back in the mid 90's - I lived on Swearing Creek and they stocked 75,000 a year. I witnessed a partial release at Scott's one time back when it was in business, just curious -- used to catch some nice ones at the upper end of the lake in the river channels -- River
Hybrids only because you tend to get more of them as bycatch; you will get them while targeting LMB with plastic and while targeting catfish with liver. When targeting them I think odds just reflect the relative population sizes.
Opti has it right, much more bycatch with Hybrids, they are generally mixed in fairly well with warmwater species. If you fish a little deeper, in colder water, there are more pure breed Stripers caught. 3'-5' deeper can make all the difference in which you catch. Many times in the Summer Hybrids will be in great condition, and the Stripers will be snakes, mostly head and little body mass. I try not to target them in when they are in that condition.
In the headwaters of lakes where there is no clear thermocline, they can be just about any depth, especially in low light conditions. The Stripers caught here seem to be feeding much better as well, not nearly as skinny.