Unlike various other hybrids, these fish are fertile. Often hybrids in nature produce young that are not productive, but this is not true with the wipers. They have actually been observed to generate together, or with their dad and mom stock, either white bass or candy striped bass.
Wipers entered into aquaculture in the Usa in the late 1980s. The earliest were established in the mid-1960's. Fish producers purchase the youthful fish and also elevate them in freshwater ponds. Almost 10 million extra pounds of these fish are created each year in the Usa. Wipers are both a gamefish and also a meals fish. Often times when "candy striped bass" is noted on a food selection, it is actually hybrid striped bass that has been farm raised.