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Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon #14459754 08/26/22 03:36 AM
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Heard of quite a few caught out there here lately. How are the surviving the winters . I thought they would die this far north .

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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14459839 08/26/22 11:27 AM
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The ones that I have put in my stock tanks years back all died when the water got in the low 50's.

Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14460101 08/26/22 04:04 PM
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water discharge from the poo plant is warm during the winter. they stay up there

Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #14460958 08/27/22 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
water discharge from the poo plant is warm during the winter. they stay up there

The fish was caught at Clear Lake . Do you think they would travel that far ?

Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14460961 08/27/22 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by slim 285
Originally Posted by SkeeterRonnie
water discharge from the poo plant is warm during the winter. they stay up there

The fish was caught at Clear Lake . Do you think they would travel that far ?

Fish move a lot more than most think. Just like whitebass travel miles upstream to spawn. For survival, I bet they would go to the hot water discharge


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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14464551 08/31/22 09:51 PM
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This is interesting. I am a seller of tilapia and stock them in dozens of private lakes all over NE Texas. I have done so for more than 10 years. I have heard "rumor" once or twice that someome thought that a few survived as far north as the DFW metroplex. 99.99999% of the time they do not. Shocked to hear this.

Where is there a water discharge at Lavon?


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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14464734 09/01/22 01:08 AM
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Water Discharge - There are a few of them.
1.) Power Plant - Mid-Lake on the "Groves" Creek Arm
2.) Shallow Below Ray Hubbard "Wetland" Discharge
3.) Seis Lagos Discharge - Trinity River Arm - Mid-Lake
4.) The one everyone is talking about - Beyond the Buoys north of Highland Park. "Wilson Creek Discharge Plant" There was a YouTuber that went up there and filmed an episode a few years ago that has magically disappeared. No one adheres to the "No Boats" buoys on this one... [Linked Image]


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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14464953 09/01/22 12:50 PM
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Temps don't matter as much as people think. They've adapted. I've literally seen thousands of them on lake Travis and water gets pretty dang cold. I've also seen them in LBJ and Decker but nobody talks about them

Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14464994 09/01/22 01:21 PM
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Hard to believe considering I’ve seen whole creeks freeze up a couple times in the last ten years.


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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: David Burton] #14465073 09/01/22 02:42 PM
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David,

That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I love how folks share on TFF. Appreicate it!

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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14465127 09/01/22 03:28 PM
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theyre surviving just fine, we always catch a few each year and thats been going on for at least the last 4 years.

https://www.facebook.com/100000431359591/videos/502729638326007/

Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14465220 09/01/22 04:47 PM
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The first I know of being caught was over thirty years ago . Back then we thought it was just a aquarium fish that got loose .
But I seen a cast net full of small ones posted by a guide that fishes Lavon on Facebook this year .

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Originally Posted by KS374
theyre surviving just fine, we always catch a few each year and thats been going on for at least the last 4 years.

https://www.facebook.com/100000431359591/videos/502729638326007/


That is so surprising to me. had no idea that there were some areas of lake Lavon that are staying above 52-53 degrees.


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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14467312 09/03/22 05:39 PM
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I caught tilapia on dry flies in that discharge back in January of 2011. I had been out there duck hunting and saw fish rising. Went back with my fly rod and caught a bunch of tilapia. Took pictures and sent to the local game warden.

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Re: Tilipa caught on Lake Lavon [Re: slim 285] #14468062 09/04/22 06:58 PM
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Was fishing the dam this morning and a couple guys in kayaks near by apparently caught a few. I could hear them talking about it.

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