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#11838429 - 09/19/16 10:23 PM Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly!
Catfish713 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Garden Ridge TX
Well ladies and gents, I am very proud to say that I am about to make my very first record submission for both the Guadalupe river water body record blue Tilapia by weight AND Guadalupe River record blue Tilapia on the fly rod.

Got out on the river this past Friday and landed a monster tilapia with my 5wt on a pheasant tail. Didn't realize until it was too late that I should've submitted it. Well today I went back for round 2, drifting a black soft hackle midge under a strike indicator through a school of feeding tilapia, and it was on!

Let me tell you, today I was using my 3wt and MAN these guys are fun! Managed to catch 3 total, but knew the last was by far the biggest! Once I finally landed this big girl I knew I had to submit it! I made a call to a friend who just happens to have TPWD certified scale, and now just need to submit my paperwork!

4.14lbs
17.75" long
16.25" girth
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#11838434 - 09/19/16 10:23 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Catfish713 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Garden Ridge TX
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Tight lines and God bless!

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#11838439 - 09/19/16 10:26 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
kodys'papa Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 17193
Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
Congrats. That is a beast
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#11838496 - 09/19/16 11:13 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36139
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome fish! cheers Was glad to assist in weighing your fish. Congratulations on your two pending records. thumb




Side Note: Also enjoyed seeing some of your past catches. You have caught some SUPER NICE fish! hooked
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#11838532 - 09/20/16 12:00 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Catfish713 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Garden Ridge TX
Thanks Chuck! I was blessed to get to spend some time with you and talk about our fishing adventures! Hope to see you again soon!

Blessings!
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#11838616 - 09/20/16 06:52 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
rrhyne56 Offline



Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13173
Loc: McKinney TX USA
dang! that is a big old tilapia!
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#11838683 - 09/20/16 07:47 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
fray Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 9
Loc: North East Texas
Nice fish, congrats.

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#11838748 - 09/20/16 08:25 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8380
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
That is one big Tilapia! Congratulations on your records! Great job on the fly!

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#11838780 - 09/20/16 08:40 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
RonL Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 365
Loc: W.Texas
One heck of a fish . Congratulations , bet it was a fighter .


Edited by RonL (09/20/16 08:40 AM)
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#11841356 - 09/21/16 02:01 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Catfish713 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Garden Ridge TX
Thanks guys! It was certainly a lot of fun catching them. There's few things I enjoy more than catching big fish on undersized fly tackle!
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#11841393 - 09/21/16 02:28 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2425
Loc: Brenham, TX
Awesome fish, congrats!!!!

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#11844761 - 09/23/16 09:20 AM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 8869
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish and congratulations on your records! woot

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#11845075 - 09/23/16 12:08 PM Re: Pending Guadalupe River record Tilapia on the fly! [Re: Catfish713]
Zip-ur-Fly Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 224
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
+1 to all of the above comments.
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