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New balsa Tilapia lure
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:21 AM
The power plant lake here has stocked Tilapia. The bass seem to crush the live ones when you nose hook them. A friend of mine wanted a crank for an upcoming tournament. So this is the end result.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:37 AM
Looks great! I'm painting some tilapia lures for my friend who's going to Mexico's Lake Baccarac later this month. I'm going out and strip what I've done, and try to do what you did. I've never seen a photo of a tilapia, just tilapia lures, and your pictures really show the subtle purple overcast and tail tip. Thanks.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:55 AM
There are a bunch of pics on the net for tilapia. Some of them are not as dark as the one photoed. Some have a lighter background with darker markings.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:16 PM
Lake Baccarac......he is going to love it there:), I went a year ago...some guides are better than others, but that place is loaded with fish....biggest bass from the group was 13 plus pounds...that crankbait looks great...looks just like the real thing
Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:26 PM
plus that makes also looks like a good bluegill for when he gets back
Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:13 AM
That is a great looking bait. What do you use for the fin on the side?
Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:40 AM
ernel, oooooooohhhhh. I like it. Thanks so much. I am trying to get a good tilapia pattern on several crankbaits and swimbaits. Goin to Mexico's Huites next month. Hope you don't mind, but I'm gonna try to copy this.
Great looking bait
Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:30 PM
Emmet, it is just a transfer. Then shaded to the match the scheme. And thanks also.
Captsully18, very flattering, paint away. I was copying nature.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:14 PM
:)Hey - Awesome work, I'm in Texas looking for some good - "blue Tilapia" like on Amistad, do you guys know of any pictures i can find on the web to paint off of, or what the actual color scheme is for them. There are lots of different colored Tilapia.