How to Catch Tilapia....Anyone Know??

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  1. Dragline

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    Real wild caught U.S. Grouper is good.
    However, when eating out, beware of restaurants passing off fish such as swai or panga from Vietnam as Grouper.
     
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    Do all you guys *****in' about poop eat catfish?

    How about chicken?

    What do you think they eat?????
     

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    :drool: :eat: I love Snook, I also like squirell fish (i think they call them sand perch) catch them offshore here.



    I use a mullet net for Tilapia, but I'd rather have mullet. :dunno:
     
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    I think they are bottom-feeders and tasteless...
     
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    If I were in Florida, I would be trying to catch one of those big Florida strain Largemouth Bass that feed on Tilapia.
     
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    Cane pole and dough balls.

    You need a fishing license if you're using a rod and reel now (even if fishing from shore, unless you're on your own property), so make sure you don't get busted fishing for tilapia.
     
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    You guys are FUNNY! So I have to ask...what is the big "stink" about..... People have been paying big money for mushrooms in the supermarket....YUP.... the very mushrooms grown in DUNG! ...NOT to mention that most all of our ORGANIC food is fertilized with Cow,pig,horse,goat,chicken manure......and we all eat that just fine...OH....how about BACON.....have you ever seen what the commercial pig farms feed those tasty hams on the hoof....... and you guys are worried that a fish has been nibbling on dog turd....if your white meat fish has a little poopy on it....brush it off....and wash it down with a cold FAT TIRE!
     
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    Bread works like a charm. Take a piece of bread (not the crust) and make a ball...1/4 inch or so diameter. Place that on hook. No need for floaters or anything else. The tilapia will bite.
     
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    WTF is up with you avitar? it's sickening but i can't look away.
     
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    From the bank, ultra light spinning rod with a crappie jig just cast on the bed and big momma will try to get it off.
    When she sucks in the jig set the hook and hang on.

    The most fun, airboat with a bow rod or a heavy gig at night.
     
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    I can't see bowfishing or gigging tilapia to be all that fun. They just aren't very big. Alligator gar would be a lot more fun.
     
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    i saw that episode too and gave away the tilapia i had in the freezer. to be fair and accurate though, they used a type of carp to clean up the disgusting brown water that they raised the tilapia before then selling the carp for consumption.
    after seeing that episode i pretty well only eat "wild caught" ocean fish and ones ive caught myself............
     
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    I don't know about tilapia, but if you can ever get a wasp nest with larvae in it, any panfish will jump all over a wasp larvae. Sounds strange, but as a kid in Texas, we never had any problem getting wasp nests.
     
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    Blood worms or wax worms fished on the bottom, small hook like #6.
     
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    When it thaws out in KS:rofl: come on down and give it a try, we have gar also.
    We have 6/8 lb tilapia BTW plenty big enough to gig/bow