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A few years ago hybrids were stocked into lake anna. Now they are almost 20 inches and that means we can keep them to eat. I catch them on accident sometimes but want to know what lures to throw to catch the big ones

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Hyprids have been stocked in my local reservoir for awhile now. many lures work but the main ones I see are white pearl super flukes below the dams. I catch them all the time trolling a couple rattletraps in 15-20ft of water. basically and bait that imitates a shad. These fish fight like crazy and mainly run in schools all over the lake chasing the shad. if you ever see shad busting the surface or seagulls flying around above the main lake areas get there quick as possible and throw a big 5" flutter spoon and hold on. They hit it like a freight train. some of the most fun you can have finding a big school of stripes/ hyprids

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Yeah I caught 3 catfishing and they do hit like a train. I thought I had a really big catfish 

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They love live bait or love shad I should say, that is the best way to catch the big ones but I do ok with the above mentioned lures. you really just have to troll for them for the most part unless like I said you catch em feeding on a school of shad. I don't know what your lake is like but they like to hang around river and creek channels and travel them like roads chasing the shad.

also on a side note if you catch any to eat make sure you cut away all the red in the meat(you will see it) until there clean white fillets. otherwise they don't taste so good.

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I found a good spot in a river channel with a bunch of rocks so I will be fishing there from now on. I also found a school of stripers and some hybrids were also in the feeding frenzy 

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I catch lots of them on swimbaits and traps. They're fun if you can get them to eat topwater like spooks. Jerkbaits work really well in the spring and winter, along with A rigs. There isn't really anything out there you can't catch them on occasionally though. Live shad are about the surest way to get into some though. 

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A few of the lakes I fish have hybrids stocked in them.  They are on the smaller side, but they can still put up a good fight on light tackle.

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The ones I have been catching were on shad, jerkbaits and topwater. I haven't gotten any over the 20 inch mark yet but I got some that were 17-19 so by the fall they will be over 20.

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