Tilapia spawn when the water hits the right temperature and spawn until it drops below that so in Fairfield about 8 months out of the year. They gather up in the hot water discharge in the winter, but I don't' really like the taste in the colder months. They bury up in the mud and have a similar taste. They spawn at the river inlet, up by the dam in the cove where the plant overflow dumps in, and by the rock dam south of the plant. That is just 3 areas and can also be found in ski cove and back South of the boat ramp. In other words nearly anywhere.You will tear a few nets up learning the process but they are there and easily caught. Go out some weekend and watch the show as folks are there catching them by the boat loads. I think the most I've caught in one throw was 25, somewhat rare but 7 to 10 is common.
Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records.
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