The tailraces along the tennessee river are also awesome hybrid waters. At guntersville dam, 15 to 20 lb hybrids are not the norm, but they are not that uncommon. A couple of friends have caught them that weighed 19lb 5oz and 21lbs. the state record of 25lb 15oz came from Guntersville lake. Below Guntersville and Wheeler dams, stripers in the 35 to 40 lb+ range, are caught every year. I just thought you may want to give the tennessee river a chance if you're in north Alabama.