St. Joseph, Mo. – Anglers at some northwest Missouri lakes might find a hard-fighting surprise on the other end of their line. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has stocked hybrid striped bass in several lakes. The stockings are part of an experiment in controlling an over-population of gizzard shad in small lakes, and anglers will also have a new opportunity to catch a specialty fish.
"What's not to like about a fish that will knock a rod out of your hand," said Tory Mason, MDC fisheries biologist.