Introduced into eastern Colorado lakes in the early 1980s, the Wiper is a hybrid between white bass and striped bass. They are a schooling fish that can be found "busting" prey fish on the surface during the summer. The schools move fast and in random fashion chasing them down can be an exercise in futility if your in a float tube. For the most part, Wipers are low-light fish, meaning they are most often found in the morning, evening and on cloudy days. Above is a picture of Erik Staub with a fish taken on an eastern plains lake a few days ago.
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