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What kind of fish is this?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by 98LXand99LC, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. 98LXand99LC

    98LXand99LC

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    I originally posted this in the 100 series forum by mistake. So I'm reposting here.

    I've been fishing in Florida for years and I've never caught one of these. Caught it about 15 mins. ago in the pond behind my house.
     
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    maybe it's lesser known cousin, the uncommon carp?
     
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    Diifficult to see from your picture but it may be a Tilapia.
     
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    Actually, now that you mention it, that could be it. The head on the fish pictured looks a bit long, but that might just be due to the angle of the shot.
     
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    That doesn't look anything like a carp! Some kind of bass or a tilapia. There are some pretty weird "white" bass around the southern US.
     
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    Tilapia pics I Googled:

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    From the USGS web site:
     
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    I think you nailed it Captain Jim! I did a google search and came up with this:

    http://www.thejump.net/id/nile-tilapia.htm

    Unfortunately I read another link that implies that they will ruin a fish pond. Oh no, not my little pond?!?!?!? Now I'm bummed that I released it back into the pond.
     
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    SPORTING QUALITY - Not normally known for their angling quality. The exception being some urban anglers catch these in ponds using small pieces of hot dogs, bread balls, dog food, or live worms; no bag or size limits. They are rarely caught on artificial lures. There is also a group of avid bow anglers that target this species.

    LOL, I caught it on a beetle spin!!!!
     
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    No, not a crappie. The pectoral fins were pointed.
     
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    Male Tilapia in non-breeding coloration
     
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    I agree, either a tilapia or a large ciclid.

    Fly Rod
     
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    Tilapia came to mind at first glance. Thats what I cooked for dinner last night from the freezer section of wally world. Yay... How big was it?
     
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    yes yes.. tilapia. i've seen people buy them and eat them.. i've never been a fan though... they are very prolific.

    so do we have some Fish Heads on this forum? or am I the only one that had two 250 gallon talnks? Hey.. I did have to have a hobby before my FZJ80..
     
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    The Sem-e-holes have been raising them commercially for a few years now, their ok but I'd rather eat my little salt water friends.
     
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    we okie boys call those drum fish....they suck on the bottom of the lake up here all the time. they are trash fish, don't eat it. It's not very good. I second the carp notion!
     
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    If it aint a good sized sunfish, it could be a tilapia as you all say. Either way, its good eating. You shoulda kept it. If it was a bottom feeder, its mouth would be angled to the bottom, like a carp. As you can see, its not.
     
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    yeah, they aint cheap either...

    I've bought it before - thought it was ok