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#11227520 - 11/16/15 03:31 PM Squaw creek and tilapia
shadrap Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 286
Loc: crowley, texas
I know this is the bass forum, but I still thought the bass fishermen who fished squaw creek might have some information about the tilapia there. I would like to catch some. any ideas were they might be and how to catch them? I would like to catch them on a rod and reel for the fun, but I also have a cast net. my grandson who is 12 is coming in from Colorado thanksgiving likes to catch any thing that swims. so I plan on taking him. I am not very familiar with the lake. a friend and I went years ago to catch catfish. I am a crappie fisherman now. that reminds me, is there good crappie fishing in squaw creek. but I think tilapia is my best bet. I understand they breed rapidly and there are plenty of them there. probably too many for the bass fishermen.

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#11227526 - 11/16/15 03:37 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
Fish Killer Offline
Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25631
Loc: Weatherford
They are all over the lake, would be tough to not pick a good spot.

Bobber a perch hook and a small piece of worm,

This summer we filled a 100 qt cooler in about 4 hours of fishing.
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#11227527 - 11/16/15 03:37 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
COHLMEYER Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3769
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Head towards the dam, hang a right towards "3 fingers" pick your favorite arm and go all the way to the back, less than 3 foot. There are thousands of them. Crankbaits, bright colored worms will do the trick, or a cast net. You should have no issue filling the boat quickly.

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#11227567 - 11/16/15 03:53 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
JimmyP Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 806
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
What Cohlmeyer said. Was out there Friday and those coves were full of them.

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#11227632 - 11/16/15 04:36 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
Kyle_N07 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/30/07
Posts: 440
Loc: Lake Granbury
Yup, the lake is fulll of them...the bass are too!



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#11227734 - 11/16/15 05:35 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4483
Loc: somervell county
Where they said^^^^with a drop shot rig. Put an earthworm on your dropshot hook.
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#11228022 - 11/16/15 07:42 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
3N Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 52
Loc: Longview/Stephenville, Texas
Sounds like I may need to take a trip for a meat haul.

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#11228657 - 11/17/15 07:15 AM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 359
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Do they taste better than the farm raised tilapia you get at the grocery store?

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#11229281 - 11/17/15 11:52 AM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
FisH4HogZ Offline
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Registered: 07/20/11
Posts: 151
Loc: DFW
They taste pretty much the same, a pain to clean though. Better have some decent line, the bigger one's are fighters.

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#11229418 - 11/17/15 12:55 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: Kyle_N07]
shadrap Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 286
Loc: crowley, texas
I like that picture. the one with the tilapia in the mouth of the bass.


Edited by shadrap (11/17/15 12:59 PM)
Edit Reason: added a sentence

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#11229420 - 11/17/15 01:00 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
shadrap Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 286
Loc: crowley, texas
you mean you cannot fillet them like crappie?

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#11229501 - 11/17/15 01:38 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
Fish Killer Offline
Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25631
Loc: Weatherford
you can, just have a good electric fillet knife. The rib bones are thick.

Talking to Mr Whiskers Catfish service last weekend, he says he actually cleans them from the tail going forward, leaving the ribs on the carcass
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#11229619 - 11/17/15 02:55 PM Re: Squaw creek and tilapia [Re: shadrap]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 359
Loc: Stephenville tx.
I got a new fillet knife.... ready

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