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#10742199 - 04/02/15 08:20 PM squaw creek tilapia
BlaiseWeimer Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
any tips on how to catch some Tilapia at squaw creek this weekend?

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#10742397 - 04/02/15 09:31 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
ronnie6684 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 15
I was there in October trying to catch channel cat, which were slow. We saw a couple of teenagers in a jon boat wearing out the Tilapia on jigs. We started catching on Roadrunner jigs. We caught the larger fish fishing the bank and trees at the boat ramp. There is a creek above the intake where we caught the majority, but they are all over the lake.
I have heard that some people use lettuce, as they are stocked to eat excess vegetation.

Good luck.

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#10742541 - 04/02/15 10:33 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
wrestlefish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 199
They like the trees. You will catch them on jigs. You can also catch them with a simple split shot and hook combo. I have worn them out with earthworms before. Sometimes they are in the tops of trees. When that happens a bobber can help. Sometimes they are on the bottom. When they want to eat it can be easy pickins. I have also been there when we could see hundreds of them all with lock jaw. When that happens, we actually do better with artificial. I have a theory that when they are spawning they don't feed heavy but may still protect their nests. I have had a lot better luck fishing for the ones I don't see with my eyes. If I was going to target them, I would concentrate on sandy areas with trees in 3 to 10 foot of water.


Edited by wrestlefish (04/02/15 10:34 PM)

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#10743135 - 04/03/15 09:55 AM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 806
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
If you have electronics they should be easy to find. Check the third cove from the dam on the east side. I always see them there. My wife and I caught them there on a KVD 1.0 square bill crank bait in shad color. Check all the trees in the back middle of that cove and out toward the main lake from there.

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#10754966 - 04/08/15 08:20 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
bbassfishes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 577
Loc: Granbury, TX
KVD 1.5 Square Bill. Can't keep the damn things off of them. mad
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#10755507 - 04/09/15 03:30 AM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: bbassfishes]
Hook in Mouth Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 145
Loc: Roanoke, Tx
Originally Posted By: bbassfishes
KVD 1.5 Square Bill. Can't keep the damn things off of them. mad


You ain't lyin

In the heat of the summer, they stack up in that creek in the thousands.
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#10757469 - 04/09/15 08:31 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
TGalyon1 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/01
Posts: 406
Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
any tips on how to catch some Tilapia at squaw creek this weekend?


Fiberglass work's with a bow on the end.

Tilapia are herbivorous fish that feed mainly on algae, aquatic plant cells and almost any plant-based food source.

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#10758208 - 04/10/15 08:53 AM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
texashelms Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 177
How long does it take to get an email conformation after you submit application? I'm trying for this Saturday.

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#10759080 - 04/10/15 04:38 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: texashelms]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4481
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: texashelms
How long does it take to get an email conformation after you submit application? I'm trying for this Saturday.
Immediatly. You should have your confirmation before you exit but....it does not matter any more. The crowds have left.
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#10783411 - 04/20/15 10:58 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: 361V]
Curtbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1059
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Tilapia were not stocked. They are invasive species. If caught they are never to be live released. They must be gutted or Gilles.. There is a fine for releasing them live. Luminant info states this clearly on the paper map you will receive at the gate when you pay launch fee & enter the gate. So feel free to keep all you catch. No size limit or creel limit. Go for it. It's a great place to take young children because it can be nonstop action & we all know how short attention spans can be on young children. Great for grilling. Enjoy. cheers flag


Edited by Curtbass (04/21/15 04:02 PM)
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#10785511 - 04/21/15 05:31 PM Re: squaw creek tilapia [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 5390
Loc: Granbury
Actually they were stocked in squaw. Then they realized years later they messed up. I throw them back. Bass gotta eat!

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