Anyone have any information regarding the Lanier White Bass restocking program the WRD began back in (i think) 2016? Updates on how that restocking survived (or not) as well as future restocking plans?
I'm of the opinion that the Blue backs have negatively affected all species in Lanier, even the Spots. Sure, they are bigger, but there seems to be less fish nowadays. Your mileage may vary, of course.
I think they should stock hybrids to keep the blue backs in check.
Up in the north part of the lake is where they stock them. I talked to the guys who were stocking them. They were pretty small, so I'm sure a lot got eaten. I've seen some schools of small whiteys on the surface up the river in the Clarks Bridge area, so I know some survived.
The Blue backs are not taking hold down here. We were netting a few a few years back, but I can't remember netting any last year. I know there are still some around, but our water temp/quality seems to be keeping them in check.