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Wipers are hybrid integrations of striped bass and white bass. The only lake in San Diego County which holds wipers is Lake Jennings, which stocked the aggressive fish in 2013 through a permit with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lake Elsinore, north of San Diego County is also home to wipers.

Because wipers are sterile and cannot reproduce, they are no threat to the other fish species in surrounding lakes.

Wipers prefer cool deep water, so they tend to congregate around Lake Jennings’ dam area particularly around the intake tower. They feed on baitfish, and can be caught on artificial lures that imitate small bait fish like spoons and spinnerbaits.

They are considerably smaller than a standard striped bass, rarely exceeding 20 pounds while stripers have been caught in excess of 125 pounds..

Lake Records

LakePoundsMonthYearAngler
Jennings8.125February2016Robert Daoud