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What do I do with all these tilapia?
#526883 10/19/20 08:29 AM
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I've tried every bait possible and my tilapia just sun on the surface taunting mel! We are having periodic cold fronts so I know they will die soon.

So my question is, what do I do with these fish when they die? Does anybody want to come help me fish out these fish before they die?

Help!

Re: What do I do with all these tilapia?
Chandler1 #526884 10/19/20 08:57 AM
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You've got buzzards and raccoons there, right?


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Chandler1 #526886 10/19/20 09:31 AM
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Ok. That answers my question. Great Blue Heron party

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Chandler1 #526890 10/19/20 10:40 AM
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Get a heavy duty spinning rod, and a large treble hook. Practice your casting skills and snag them.


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Thanks! Great advice.

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Ours started eating at the feeders mid summer. We have been catching them easily on a 1/8th or 1/16th oz jig head with a piece of brown rubber worm/crawfish about the size of the fish food. We tried a piece of cork. They would hit it, but the hard cork made them miss the hook more often than not.

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Try a small brown Stubby Steve on a number 8 hook under a small cork


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Dave Davidson1 #526927 10/20/20 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
Try a small brown Stubby Steve on a number 8 hook under a small cork
It may help to chum with some fish food.


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