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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2011, 11:33:20 PM »
yeh there were hundreds schooled up along the edge of the lillypads and were taking insects or something off the surface,

has anyone had them take a lure?

Sounds like it might be good fly practise but maybe try those little spinning blades i think they where called celters, spangled perch go mental over them at maroon dam if not try small poppers.

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2011, 11:36:34 PM »
very hard to get a backswing with a fly rod in this area mate thats the only problem :thumbdown :thumbdown


a small spinner blade might be worth a try, gonna go down tomorrow and try some bread

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011, 04:10:18 AM »
I've seen bigger ones caught on an SX40, so maybe a try with one of the small bream lures like the river to sea baby crank might be worth a shot.

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2011, 08:03:44 AM »
Tilapia have also been seen and caught in good numbers with the surgence of interest in fishing Ewen Maddock Dam this year from the establishment of the newly formed stocking group.

They'll build nests in the shallows during Spring like catfish do where they can be found feeding quite aggressively.

Unfortunately they have made their way to the Mooloolah River as well which is a dawm shame.

We were hoping to stock some Mary River Cod in the lake this year to try to cull numbers before the Tilapia get too large but we were'nt able to ascertain any due to various reasons.

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2011, 12:42:38 PM »
Have caught them on jig spinners aka beetle spins attached to a plastic.


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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2011, 12:51:52 PM »
sitting at home bored so i might head down again this arvo for a look if anyone wants to come along?

fishings fun when u know ur gonna catch something and the fact its helping the waterway makes it all the more beneficial.


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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2011, 01:21:41 PM »
I'm just back from north pine dam. Been getting stuck in to the redclaw. I tried my fathers Tilapia spot, but just kept hooking turtles.

Hope you do better - have fun.

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2011, 07:28:02 PM »
went back again with my cousin and his mate, landed the eel before they arrived and keith landed the cattie but he was not real sure on it and didnt wanna get to close lol.

nearly filled a 20L white bucket wih tilapia but didnt bother to count em or take any pics, my guess is 25 or more of the mongrel things. :OMG

put in a small fish trap and caught hundreds of small native fish so even though there are millions of tilapia there is still plenty of small natives there for bass food lol




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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2011, 09:22:59 PM »
yeh there were hundreds schooled up along the edge of the lillypads and were taking insects or something off the surface,

has anyone had them take a lure?

They love small lures

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Re: Caboolture River Tilapia
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2011, 09:48:15 PM »
They love small lures


we cant get em to take lures or bread or dough on a hook, they only bite on worms???

 

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