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#11267689 - 12/07/15 02:09 PM Squaw creek dead tilepia?
KBB Offline
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Registered: 05/21/14
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Did anyone else notice the hundreds of dead tilapia in the the north creek? The water was 54 degrees (in the creek), I know they a warm water fish, did they just go up the wrong creek and die? There were no bass or any other kind of fish....

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Brettk1

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#11267691 - 12/07/15 02:10 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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54 degrees will definitely kill some strains of Tilapia.
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#11267737 - 12/07/15 02:25 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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can the kill 10,000 and their would still be to many in squaw
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#11267746 - 12/07/15 02:28 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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Loc: Stephenville tx.
That is good news, unless your a tilapia.....lol

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#11268008 - 12/07/15 03:38 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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Fine by me.

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#11268018 - 12/07/15 03:44 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: fouzman]
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whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
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Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: fouzman
54 degrees will definitely kill some strains of Tilapia.


This I'm sure those were in the creek when all that cold rain water ran in.

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#11268047 - 12/07/15 03:55 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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oh darn...

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#11268056 - 12/07/15 03:58 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
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I wish they would all die thenvi could fish somewhere without nets splashing all around me and when I pulled up to the courtesy dock there were not 10 people fishing of the dam thing just staring at me and casting like wth are you pulling up to the dock. It's because it's a courtesy dock!

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#11268417 - 12/07/15 06:47 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: WAWI]
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Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I wish they would all die thenvi could fish somewhere without nets splashing all around me and when I pulled up to the courtesy dock there were not 10 people fishing of the dam thing just staring at me and casting like wth are you pulling up to the dock. It's because it's a courtesy dock!


I second that. Sunday a boat overloaded with people were all the way up one creek going back and forth across it making as much noise as they could. Then they had the decency to give ME and my nephew and son the stink eye because we were trying to get past them up the creek! All for some stupid tilapia!
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#11270166 - 12/08/15 12:35 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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Registered: 05/21/14
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Really the reason I was asking was to see if that's normal...Just didn't want to see bass floating a week later....
Thanks,
KBB

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#11270179 - 12/08/15 12:47 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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Originally Posted By: HaulinBass02
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I wish they would all die thenvi could fish somewhere without nets splashing all around me and when I pulled up to the courtesy dock there were not 10 people fishing of the dam thing just staring at me and casting like wth are you pulling up to the dock. It's because it's a courtesy dock!


I second that. Sunday a boat overloaded with people were all the way up one creek going back and forth across it making as much noise as they could. Then they had the decency to give ME and my nephew and son the stink eye because we were trying to get past them up the creek! All for some stupid tilapia!


Syrian immigrants?
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#11270195 - 12/08/15 12:58 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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Registered: 02/10/15
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Loc: Coppell, Texas
How did those tilapia get in the lake in the first place?

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#11270200 - 12/08/15 12:59 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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whatsaweighin

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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: HaulinBass02
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I wish they would all die thenvi could fish somewhere without nets splashing all around me and when I pulled up to the courtesy dock there were not 10 people fishing of the dam thing just staring at me and casting like wth are you pulling up to the dock. It's because it's a courtesy dock!


I second that. Sunday a boat overloaded with people were all the way up one creek going back and forth across it making as much noise as they could. Then they had the decency to give ME and my nephew and son the stink eye because we were trying to get past them up the creek! All for some stupid tilapia!


Syrian immigrants?


Not exactly

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#11270235 - 12/08/15 01:27 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: KBB]
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
This particular one in Squaw Creek is a blue tilapia as I recall and it is one of the most cold hardy of the species. I believe they can handle down to 45 degree water temps.

Perhaps, they are a bit like shad which often die if the water temps change too drastically. Lots of fish have good temperature ranges but they can't take sudden changes . . . need more time to acclimate.

They have a fast repeating spawning cycle, like mice and rats, so they can really take over.


Gosh, there have been some big ones out there this year. I caught one while bass fishing that was so big, I thought I had hooked into a really big carp. And, two friends fishing out of Dannie Golden's boat caught a couple that looked 3 or 4 pounds.

If the power plants are ever down over winter months in a cold snap, I'd suspect there'd be a really big kill out there.

Brad

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#11270501 - 12/08/15 03:53 PM Re: Squaw creek dead tilepia? [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
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Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
How did those tilapia get in the lake in the first place?
a guy up river has a private lake. The dam busted during some flooding and they made it in the river. That's the story I was told by the ranch owner. If it's true or not I don't know but he came in the store telling me about it one day. I've seen tulip is in squaw since the first day it re opened. Thought they were Oscar and couldn't get them to bite anything. One was completely white.

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