Tilapia problems

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by 813Fishing, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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    I went out today to fish and notices lots of big tilapia around the shore,they are very scared when you get near them and wont bite anything you put out there. Anyone know a way to catch these?
    Thanks
     
  2. Kowegi

    Kowegi New Member

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    Im not sure what lure/bait they will take. But i heard some people that catch fish in meadow streams are stealthy (like crawling on the shoreline instead of walking). Maybe you should try a stealthy approach.

    Welcome to the BOC ad Good luck!
     

  3. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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    Ya,I tried sneaking up on them and netting them but that didnt work :smile2:
     
  4. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    Tilapia are strictly plant eaters. You can watch and wish, but unless you snag one, which is illegal, you aren't going to catch them on bait.
     
  5. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I caught a 3.2 # tilapia on a lure but it was a snag on accident in Arizona this guy thought I had the state record but was about 3# off. I have caught tilapia on nightcrawler before and it was not a snag. Also the 3.2# tilapia whole mouth was full of fish eggs.
     
  6. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    I have seen them caught on a single grain of canned sweet corn. Get a can of the mixed white and yellow if you can find it and try each.
     
  7. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I have been told that they and Mullet will sometimes bite what we call green,garden or english peas out of a can.

    Please let us know if something works.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  8. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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    Ill try these ideas,thanks guys
     
  9. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    Tilapia are mouth brooders. They keep their own eggs in their mouths untill they hatch. They are also primarily vegitarians, but have been known to hit worms. Carrots, peas, and dough baits should also work though.
     
  10. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i catch them all of the time out here in AZ on crawlers.
     
  11. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    I've seen them caught with a Bow and arrow, seems ta work pretty well....
     
  12. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    ain't that a coincidence rupert? i heard they hit real well on a cast net when they spawn! :big_smile:
     
  13. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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  14. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Jason said it right. I have seen them caught on night crawlers other than that cast nets:big_smile:.
     
  15. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I catch them ON SALE! Bawhaahaahaa. (I know not that funny. made me laugh though. that's what matters. :))