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#176398 - 07/30/09 11:32 AM tilapia caught on artificial
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is it normal to catch tilapia on artificial bait? i have been catching them on beetle spins and hair jigs. does this mean they eat young bg? also catching goldfish on artificial bait.




Edited by scott69 (07/30/09 11:32 AM)
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#176405 - 07/30/09 11:56 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: scott69]
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Yes, it's normal, but you are doing some negative reinforcement by forcing said Tilapia to smell your sandal before release.
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#176410 - 07/30/09 12:18 PM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: Sunil]
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Now that was FUNNY!!!! Good one Sunil! \:D \:D

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#176415 - 07/30/09 12:45 PM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: RC51]
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he was a bad tilapia. he knows how my wife feels now!!!
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#176437 - 07/30/09 02:47 PM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: scott69]
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Thanks RC, I also thought that was one of my better one-liners of late.
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#176529 - 07/30/09 10:05 PM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: Sunil]
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Ughhh, I cant wait for Tilapia NEXT YEAR!!! *sigh*

scott keep fishing for them see what all you can catch them on,
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#176580 - 07/31/09 01:40 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: jakeb]
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I don't think there are many fish out there that wouldn't feed on the fry of other fish.
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#176582 - 07/31/09 01:51 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: CJBS2003]
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I was amazed when I caught one on the bottom with liver.

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#177093 - 08/04/09 12:44 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: cheezy1963]
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Scott, the tilapia in your pic appears to be a Mozambicus. A good choice for your area to assure they die each winter.
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#177112 - 08/04/09 08:29 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: Rainman]
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I catch them pretty regular on jigs...they seem to hit it out of curiosity
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#177138 - 08/04/09 10:12 AM Re: tilapia caught on artificial [Re: Sunil]
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 Originally Posted By: Sunil
Yes, it's normal, but you are doing some negative reinforcement by forcing said Tilapia to smell your sandal before release.


You you telling us tilapia have a shoe fetish? Gosh I keep learning more stuff about tilapia every day!

There was a weird guy in my college dorm that had a sock fetish. My dastardly roommate told him my socks stunk. The guy sat down next to me at lunch one day and grilled me about my socks. I almost killed my roommate.


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