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Hybrid Striped Bass Stockings in Florida

In April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) stocked hybrid striped bass (also known as hybrids or sunshine bass) in Lakes Harris and Eustis. The FWC stocked 116,132 hybrids in Lake Harris and 52,390 hybrids in Lake Eustis. Hybrids are stocked in the Harris Chain to provide an additional sport fish option for anglers to target and they are known for their hard fighting ability and good table fare. Past studies have shown hybrids are a fast-growing fish, reaching catchable size (12-14 inches) in one year and only live to 5-6 years old due to high summer water temperatures.

For more information, visit our web page, Hybrid Striped Bass in the Harris Chain.

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