WHAT KIND OF FISH IS THIS

Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by REBELYELL1861, May 8, 2009.

  1. REBELYELL1861

    REBELYELL1861 New Member

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    IVE PULLED IT ABOUT 3 OF THEASE HERE IN LAKE TRAVIS

    AND NO ITS NOT A PERCH
     

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  2. REBELYELL1861

    REBELYELL1861 New Member

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    HERES ANOTHER PIC, SAME FISH WITH FINS DOWN
     

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  3. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex New Member

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    it looks like a cross between a bluegill and a crappie...hybrid maybe???
     
  4. Shimano_cat

    Shimano_cat New Member

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    It looks like a Tilapia. We catch them at Hyco Lake here in North Carolina and they look very similar.
     
  5. REBELYELL1861

    REBELYELL1861 New Member

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    WENT OUT WITH MY FAMILY YESTERDAY AND GOT SOME GOOD FISH

    LET ME TELLL YOU WHAT

    THAT YELLACAT TASTED GOOOD. COOKED IT NOT 5 MIN AFTER I GOT EM
     

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  6. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Talapia to me also.
     
  7. REBELYELL1861

    REBELYELL1861 New Member

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    I MENT TO POST THIS IN A NEW THREAD
     
  8. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    +3 on it being a Talipa
     
  9. LONE STAR

    LONE STAR New Member

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    It looks like bait to me....
     
  10. REBELYELL1861

    REBELYELL1861 New Member

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    I THINK ITS A TILAPIA BUT TPWD SAY THERE IS NONE IN LAKE TRAVIS AND NO ONE BELIVES ME
     
  11. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    That is a tilapia. They are a very invasive species, and TPWD says you must kill them on the spot. They are not to be put back in the lake. Plus side is, they are very good to eat, and very good bait for blues.
     
  12. fatfreddy

    fatfreddy New Member

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    no joke very good bait for blues.
     
  13. catkid

    catkid New Member

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    might be small crappie
     
  14. LONE STAR

    LONE STAR New Member

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    I told you it looked like bait to me.:big_smile: We have those here in Arizona all in the canals and they are good eating too.
     
  15. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    Clay, look at the picture really close and remember all of the crappie that we caught a month ago. I will also show you a tilapia at the fish counter at Wal Mart :smile2:. I have only caught one tilapia in my lifetime of fishing, and that was out of Lake Livingston. But you need to remember what a tilapia looks like, so you know not to put one back in the lake unless it is cut in two and on a hook :big_smile:.
     
  16. LONE STAR

    LONE STAR New Member

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    REBELYELL1861 WHAT KIND OF BAIT DID YOU USE WHEN YOU CAUGHT IT?