A Whiterock Bass is a hybrid between the Striped Bass and the White Bass. They became part of aquaculture in the United States in the late 1980s. Most producers purchase the fish young (as fry or fingerlings) and raise them in freshwater ponds. Currently, about 10 million lb (4.5 million kg) are produced annually in the United States. Whiterock Bass are used both as a gamefish and a food fish.
The Whiterock Bass looks like a stocky Striped Bass. It can be distinguished from its larger parent primarily by this shorter, stockier body, and by the interrupted or broken stripes on the sides. The interrupted lines will also distinguish it from its smaller parent, the White Bass, as well its size in many cases.
Their quality as a hard-fighting gamefish is closely followed by their delicious firm, white, flaky meat. Fishing methods include bait casting, drift fishing, fly fishing, ice fishing, spin casting, still fishing and trolling. Poppers and flies are small lures used with spincast and fly-fishing tackle. For really good action, hook the minnow upside down on a light jig. It will struggle to regain an upright position. Worms are a good bait for nearly all freshwater fishing. To prevent smaller fish from nibbling the worm without biting down on the hook, you can use just a piece of the worm. Plugs have a plastic or wood body and are designed to be fished on top of the water or at depths below the surface. Spinners have one or more blades that spin, or revolve, around a straight wire shaft. Some spinners have tails made of soft plastic or animal hair.
Whiterock Bass occur where they are stocked by the FWC, typically in community lakes or waters with an abundance of Shad.