Hybrid Bass


2016 Texas hybrids on fly action was epic because of heavy spring rains and flooding that caused the dams to release water that triggered the hybrid bite.


The rare occurrence of hybrid bass, or palmetto bass, making their way all the way from Lake Lewisville to the end of the line at Lake Ray Roberts dam happened in 2010. It was a phenomenon that was on for a few days and done. It is very rare and requires many different variables to combine into something akin to a lightning strike. As of 2013, this has not happened here again – to this size and quantity. I caught the largest hybrid that would have been recorded for Texas, on fly rod, (here the previous day) before I took a few friends out to show them the action.