Catching Tilapia

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  1. ColdEye

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    are there any places here in SD with tilapia? How about IV? Due to work I will be in IV for the next couple of weekends, might as well do some fishing there. I miss making tilapia curry and I refuse to get made in China tilapia. Lol BTW to fish around IV all I need is a license right? Thank you all.
     
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    Yep, license only.. The Tilapia out there are in drains and ponds. If you catch a catfish, try it, you will be pleasantly surprised, I would say
     
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    All you need is your license. I get carded by DFG a lot out there. Werfless can give you Tilapia details. Whereabouts in the IV will you be? Calexico, Brawley, El Centro etc?

    You like catfish. Now they are waking up.

    Different bait rules so carp, commons not Grass, sunfish, are bait options out there.

    Bring a net as sometimes the banks prevent you from reaching the catch. An absolute must if you hook a turtle.

    Jim
     
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    Read the DFG book on the rules for the Colorado river district because that is what applies out there. You like eating turtles? Lots of them out there.
     
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    They were catching them out of hodges last year. Haven't heard if they're biting there yet or not but 3 lbers were pulled out
     
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    Real big ones in Palo Verde . Easy sight fishing in the ditches and canals.
     
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    I will be in El Centro. It's half days of work so I don't mind driving around. Any spots you guys recommend?

    Catfish is definitely on the menu, I have my mackerel ready for bait.

    Thanks for the tip on the net, will bring one. So for turtles, what kind? I have never had one, there are a ton of them where I grew up but it wasn't really on the menu. Catfish and tilapia on the other hand are staples.
     
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    Never been there, is that in alpine? Is it for members only? I have very spotty information about that place.
     
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    I ment the Palo Verde about an hour from el centro 78 east by Ripley. Palo Verde outfall canal of the Co river in the cibola area.
     
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    I ment the Palo Verde about an hour from el centro 78 east by Ripley. Palo Verde outfall canal of the Co river in the cibola area.
     
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    Softshell turtles and tilapia are generally found in the drains, catfish are in both, carp and bass tend to be more prevalent in the canals . My preferred method is to pick a road that crosses a bunch of different water, drive along and fish every single piece, no matter how little water is in there. Worms and shrimp are universal bait, everything will eat them, chunks of bluegill, carp or mackerel will tend to just catch cats, striper and turtles. Size six hook is your friend, you can catch anything from a three ounce bluegill to a ten lb catfish on a size six...
     
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    A lot at Hodges
     
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    What's a turtle taste like? Let me guess...chicken?
     
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    A lot better than chicken, mcfish
     
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    Still need these guys for the ole species list. Hope they show up at Hodges soon. What baits work well? I was thinking pinched crawlers or maybe a small piece of shrimp...
     
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    Worms are your best bet. I don't know why, but worms I dig work WAY better than worms I buy
     
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