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Belfast Bill said:
Thanks, what size do the Sunshines go? or the Pure Stripers? I fancy having a shot at them.
Hybrids prolific? No, they are effectively sterile. However, we're fortunate to have the fine men (and women) at Blackwater and Richloam hatcheries producing many thousands of them each year.
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Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
All the major rivers - Escambia, Blackwater, Choctawhatchee, etc.
They get into the bay systems as well. Caught them in Pensacola Bay and they are often caught in Blackwater and Choctawhatchee as well. I recall an FWC biologist telling me they shocked up 40+ pounders in a creek off the Blackwater River.
They make it into Lake George for sure, probably further south than that but become a rarity.
Nearest place that pure stripers are *regularly* caught to Orlando that I know of is Lake George, about an hour north of Orlando. Or 2 hours, or 3 hours, depending on if you're in S. Orlando or not and traffic.
The thing is, the sunshines are prolific as well, so it's kind of hard to catch only pure stripers on purpose.
Stripers - Larger than sunshines. Up to 42 lbs (state record). I think 5-15 lbs is most common.