Wipers entered into tank farming in the United States in the late 1980s. The earliest were established in the mid-1960's. Fish producers purchase the youthful fish as well as elevate them in freshwater ponds. Nearly 10 million pounds of these fish are created annually in the United States. Wipers are both a gamefish and also a food fish. Often times when "candy striped bass" is detailed on a food selection, it is truly hybrid striped bass that has actually been farm raised.
Unlike other hybrids, these fish are abundant. Occasionally hybrids in nature generate offspring that are not productive, but this is not true with the wipers. They have actually been noted to generate together, or with their father and mother stock, either white bass or striped bass.