Tilapia Gigging

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Tilapia Gigging

Postby kube » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:10 pm

does anybody have any luck gigging tilapia at lake okeechobee?

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby scott wheeler » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:22 pm

From lock 7 to the Kissimme River there are thousands of beds. It's too late now to find them on the bed. A month ago or so you could see them with their backs out of the water running from the boat. I would think they would be easy to gigg. I don't eat them. Scott

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby rjonesboy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:05 pm

Did good a month or two ago but they are gone now

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby kube » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:55 pm

thanks for the info. i was trying to put something together for friday night. i might have to go froggin instead

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby Island Style » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:35 pm

we always did good in the rim canal after the bridge going to the pier on Okeechobee. I have seen some today still on the beds in brevard county... Good luck and post a report with some pics


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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby Cody Alvarez » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:24 pm

We where shooting them with a bowfishing bow. We had to do it on a plan or they would run to fast. This was a good 2 months ago. They where plentiful on the beds on the north shore right out of harney pond.

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby BUBBA-HAYS » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:13 pm

seen a bunch in istopoga two nights ago and all i had was a frog gig. south side of the big island.

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby kube » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:11 pm

went out harney pond canal friday afternoon
lots of beds but nobody home!

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Re: Tilapia Gigging

Postby Cody Alvarez » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:37 pm

All the tilapia are down south from harney pond. Today went out and got on the outside and headed south. Passed the first set of double channel markers, then the single one. About 500 yards past the the 2 channel markers that are spread out about 150 yards apart, there are schools of up t0 25 talapia in each. In 10 minutes we had 3 monsters on the boat with the bow.


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