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    Default Quick Easter Jaunt

    Snuck away from the holiday activities to make a few casts in to the ditch across the street. The tilapia were very active. And very skittish. And very colorful.

    Exhibit A:

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    Cool!
    Wish I could get out! Maybe sometime in the next couple of weeks. Too many irons in the fire right now.

    Regards,

    Gandolf

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    Not that there are any around here, but what kind of a fly to you catch tilapia on.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    99% take an olive bh crystal bugger.

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    When I worked for Starwood hotels, their timeshare operation in Orlando had tons of water with tilapia and other fish in it, but a no fishing rule. It used to run me nuts.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    I went to the Cocoplum waterway today, I hadn't been there in a few weeks, fishing has been too good closer to home. It looks like they recently sprayed the shoreline with defoliant again. I always hate to see that it certainly puts the bass bite off.

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    Just wonderin', since I've bought Tilapia fillets in the store for eatin' purposes, are the ones you catch the same and do you ever eat them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicrider View Post
    Just wonderin', since I've bought Tilapia fillets in the store for eatin' purposes, are the ones you catch the same and do you ever eat them?
    Yes, they are the same. I don't like to cook, so I release pretty much everything.

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    I wouldn't put a bunch of money on this being the law BUT, from my recollection of articles past I think it against the law to release a tilapia back to the water in TX. Same with a snakehead in some areas.

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    I lived in Southern Africa for 63 years and ate plenty of wild Tilapia and can assure you the table fare which are hatchery bred here do not taste the same, wild fish are awsome eating, have a taste of thier own.

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