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 Post subject: The Tilapia Fiasco
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:19 pm 
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This weekend, me and my cousin went to a Pond in Madurai. It was early in the morning about 6.00 when we started casting. We were able to see hundreds of Tilapia (literally!) which came out to breathe, but they dint take the bite. We only managed to catch 2 :cry:
I dont know why they dint take the bait. It was also slightly drizzling. I was using earthworms as bait.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:52 pm 
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In the conditions mentioned by you, you should have tried using a float with a variable length set to about 2-3 feet from the surface. try it once...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:14 pm 
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if they dont take earthworms, try using bread.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:39 pm 
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I always thought catching tilapia in a pond was a easy deal....

Earthworms work best for tialpia...Tilapias are carnivores right?????

Regards.....Simon


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:38 am 
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Are you non - veg ?

if yes, dont you have boiled potatoes or salad with your food ?

If you dont, then you should try it.....I'm sure you would like it.

The Tilapias have already been there, done that & know what goes best with their meals.

Just like most / almost all desserts are veg. (eg; fruitsalad, gulab jamun, rasmalai, kheer, icecream..etc etc etc)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Keyur wrote:
Are you non - veg ?

if yes, dont you have boiled potatoes or salad with your food ?

If you dont, then you should try it.....I'm sure you would like it.

The Tilapias have already been there, done that & know what goes best with their meals.

Just like most / almost all desserts are veg. (eg; fruitsalad, gulab jamun, rasmalai, kheer, icecream..etc etc etc)
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hey you getting me hungry for some sweet man :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:02 pm 
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in england when the carp are spawning [usually early summer but it depends on the water temp] you can drop its favourite food right on its nose and it will ignore it... and you will find most species are the same [man included] so it is just possible that the fish had other stuff on their mind... delicious as those worms were... :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:01 pm 
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Keyur wrote:
if they dont take earthworms, try using bread.


True, they're not that much addicted to earth worms, atta and stuff like that is what they like ^^


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Ask Santosh


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:56 pm 
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When they are all on the surface lke that they are probably gasping for life due to low oxygen, contamination or over population. Fod then becomes the last thing in their mind. Otherwise earthworm!!!???


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:31 am 
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Floats work the best for telapia... did you try thowing some bread on the surface to check if they are feeding??? if not try it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Agree with Jeen, if they are coming to the top to get oxygen, they are in trouble and not likely to feed.


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