These are relatively older posts. The cast netters are all over the place now. A few walked right between our boat and the bank where we were casting for BASS---sportfishing and then got an attitude with us for waving them off. They may have been castnetting for talapia but they were keeping bass they put on a separate stringer from where they were keeping the trash fish.
I was on hold for 15 minutes with the game wardens office and finally gave up. I reported it to the people who manage the park; but the game warden didn't show up until the next day. The same 'undocumented gentlemen' we watched bagging the bass were on the banks watching their amigos getting checked for ID's, boat registrations, and fishing licenses (of which they had none) and disappeared back into the crowd in the picnic area until the warded left--then back to it with the nets.
The multiple groups of these guys walk up and down the banks in front the RV and camping spaces, which cost more than the day use fee, and screw up any sportfishing we could do from the bank. There's even a boat that goes around picking them up to drop off at the cleaning area and bring out another group. They all meet back at the bank at the edge of the picnic and area where the families swim and clean their mixed bag. I noticed some of the fish were being cleaned under water where they couldn't be seen, while the tilapia was processed out in the open. Even it's it's legal it's unsporting, inconsiderate and pretty much ruining the whole fishing experience at the lake. It looks more like a commercial operation--what are they gonna do with all that tilapia...their families can't be that big!!
Probably is commercial if you can call it that. All kinds of tilapia for sale on Facebook... Fresh, frozen, on ice, dried, whole friend tilapia plates, etc. for crumbs. Some impoverished [censored] going on out there for sure.