First Big Blue Tilapia

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bluebill
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First Big Blue Tilapia

Post by bluebill » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:47 pm

Caught this one in a Cape Coral lake this past Sunday.

Released after the picture. Nice filets but not sure about the water quality.

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I was catching large bluegill in the same spot.
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Re: First Big Blue Tilapia

Post by DoubleM » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:20 pm

beastly! :thumbleft:
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Re: First Big Blue Tilapia

Post by DaveR » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:26 am

Very nice!
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Re: First Big Blue Tilapia

Post by bluebill » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:58 am

I have since caught one a few inches longer and another about 2 " shorter.

I am amazed to see them take a small beetle spin lure. I do not see a tilapia spawning circle so wonder what they are trying to protect? Perhaps some of their own fry? There are many bluegills where these tilapia are.
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