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Another fish ID?? #13813688 12/21/20 12:23 AM
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Just caught this guy in our neighborhood pond. Didn’t put up much of a fight until the end.

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Looks like a tilapia.
What part of the state are you in?

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X2 on Tilapia.

Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: steve hummert] #13813713 12/21/20 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by steve hummert
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Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: MONSTER2] #13813720 12/21/20 12:46 AM
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Cypress, TX

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Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: MONSTER2] #13813767 12/21/20 01:25 AM
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i wouldnt eat anything out of a neighborhood pond.


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Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: MONSTER2] #13813809 12/21/20 02:05 AM
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Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus). They are an invasive species in Texas. They usually do not survive in temperatures below 55 degrees. That is a big one for a neighborhood pond.

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I thought it was big. That’s a size 12 in the pic. I wasn’t sure if the species so I threw it back. Was fun to catch. I played cat and mouse with this fish for 20-30min. He hit my spoon 3-4x, but never hooked up. I knew he was there so I kept throwing.

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Tilapia will sometimes attack lures and plastic worms. I have inadvertently hooked them with spoons. I use earthworms or small pieces of cut-bait when I target them.

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yes, its a tilapia - and its at the end of its life. nearly all the neighborhoods in tx with community ponds, etc, will stock them annually. they are excellent are two things 1) forage control and 2) they reproduce like rabbits- and keeps other fish bellies fillied..... same pond you caught it in will have a buzzards circling it soon enough....they will all die when the temp. drops....they've already started dying at my neighborhood pond...happens every year.

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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus). They are an invasive species in Texas. They usually do not survive in temperatures below 55 degrees. That is a big one for a neighborhood pond.





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Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: FishinDonkey] #13814022 12/21/20 06:03 AM
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Interesting. Thanks for the knowledge.

Re: Another fish ID?? [Re: FishinDonkey] #13850238 01/18/21 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by FishinDonkey
yes, its a tilapia - and its at the end of its life. nearly all the neighborhoods in tx with community ponds, etc, will stock them annually. they are excellent are two things 1) forage control and 2) they reproduce like rabbits- and keeps other fish bellies fillied..... same pond you caught it in will have a buzzards circling it soon enough....they will all die when the temp. drops....they've already started dying at my neighborhood pond...happens every year.


FishinDonkey knows tilapia. Went out this evening and stumbled across 2 dead tilapia on the bank.

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