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#11821406 - 09/10/16 02:24 PM benbrook tilapia ...what next
gaspergou Offline
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Registered: 03/30/02
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Loc: Benbrook, TX, USA

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#11821428 - 09/10/16 02:45 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
Luke57 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
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Loc: Aledo Tx
Benbrook wow
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#11821510 - 09/10/16 03:57 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Probably came out if someone's stock tank or little lake during the summer flooding.

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#11825086 - 09/12/16 03:58 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
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Is Benbrook a power plant lake?

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#11825116 - 09/12/16 04:14 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: SeaAggie2015]
44 Diesel Offline
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Originally Posted By: SeaAggie2015
Is Benbrook a power plant lake?



no......

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#11825148 - 09/12/16 04:34 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Then they shouldn't be a problem. Tilapia can't survive the cold winter. Sure some might survive from year to year if they find a deep hole to make it through the winter, but for the most part, they won't make it. Plus tilapia make EXCELLENT forage for bass, so it's not really a bad thing. They reproduce often which means there will always be tiny feeder fish. or at least until the water cools off and they all kick the bucket.

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#11825208 - 09/12/16 05:14 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Strawn, texas
Wish they was in Palo Pinto Lake

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#11825356 - 09/12/16 06:58 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
butch sanders Offline
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awesome
what did you catch them on?

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#11826860 - 09/13/16 02:18 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Crazy , what's next , zebra mussels ?

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#11830814 - 09/15/16 04:09 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
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#11831312 - 09/15/16 09:08 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
gaspergou Offline
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Registered: 03/30/02
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Loc: Benbrook, TX, USA
Caught near marina in one throw with cast net...............Ok, lets say the water perodically coming in through pipes from the east and other places is warmer. Makes sense to me that the piped in water from where ever would be ground temp and maybe make warm spots. Also its been 40 or so years at least that these fish have been stocked or transported around with the most cold tolerant surviving if they survived. Maybe they are becoming more tolerant. Anyway I don't know if I care or not, really in Benbrook. I think I like them better than the yellow bass. When zebra mussels come maybe the water will clear again like it used to be sometime back in the 60's. I am waiting for the arapaima to show up in numbers so I can use some big old topwaters.

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#11841747 - 09/21/16 05:40 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Loc: TEXAS
I think one breed of talapia can survive in 40degree water. If these things survive the big bass in Benbrook are only going to get bigger!
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#11842190 - 09/21/16 08:41 PM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
charlief1 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Just for an FYI, "The pure strain of the blue tilapia, has the greatest cold tolerance and dies at 45 °F (7 °C), while all other species of tilapia will die at a range of 52 to 62 °F (11 to 17 °C)".


Edited by charlief1 (09/21/16 08:42 PM)
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#11843022 - 09/22/16 10:12 AM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: gaspergou]
ZZredfish1 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/16
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Who else here remembers the winter in San Antonio when it got so cold the dead Tilapia clogged up the water pipes at the power plant and SA was without power for several days? 1987 or so.

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#11843030 - 09/22/16 10:16 AM Re: benbrook tilapia ...what next [Re: ZZredfish1]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1149
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Originally Posted By: ZZredfish1
Who else here remembers the winter in San Antonio when it got so cold the dead Tilapia clogged up the water pipes at the power plant and SA was without power for several days? 1987 or so.


Yep!!

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