Fish Identification Guide

Wiper
Morone saxatilis X Morone chrysops
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: The wiper is a hybrid between white bass and striped bass. It is similar to the white bass but differs by having prominent, broken and unbroken horizontal lines along the sides and usually 2 tooth patches on base of tongue. Viable wiper fisheries have been established since the 1980's and many are still maintained today by maintenance stockings. Its feeding habits and angler fishing tactics are similar to those for white bass.
Family: Temperate Bass
Type: Sport Fish
Range: Stocked in select reservoirs statewide.


Source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us