Hybrid striped bass is the result of a cross between striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and white bass (Morone chrysops). Hybrid striped bass has the body type of a white bass and the stripes of the striped bass; except their stripes are distinctly broken towards the tail. Hybrid Striped bass was developed in the mid-1960s and became available to the general public as a food fish in the late 1980s, since then, production has been increased significantly. In part it was due to the depleting population of the wild Striped bass and the Atlantic Striped Bass conservation Act that Congress passed in 1984; but more importantly, they are delicious! They are a mild fish with a delicate flavor and luxurious texture; it is no wonder why it's revered as the "filet mignon" of the fish world. Check out some RECIPES to find great dinner ideas!