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El Salto Tilapia Crankbait
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:18 PM
I am heading to El Salto for the first time in June and want to paint some baits for the trip. I have seen tilapia pictures that show the blue tilapia (like those in Amistad) as well as darker (brown, green, black, gold) colored almost bluegill looking tilapia Does anyone have any experience on the lake? What is the most prevalent subspecies in El Salto?
Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:16 PM
Actually, the tilapia on Amistad are the green tilapia. The tilapia on Falcon are the blue tilapia. I have been told that the tilapia in El Salto are the same as Amistad, the green tilapia. I have not been to El Salto, so I can not say for sure. I fish Amistad a lot and also Falcon. I have attached several picutres that I have collected.
If you want to paint some green tilapia cranks, I'll be more than glad to test them for you on Amistad!
Amistad green tilapia...
Falcon baby blue tilapia...
El Salto baby tilapia...
Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:22 PM
I actually used that third picture for this lure:
Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:28 PM
Tom you have got some mad skills with that airbrush. Nice looking lure!!
Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:58 AM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:02 AM
That is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. That would be a killer on Amistad right now. Nice job!
Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:31 PM
The "El Salto baby tilapia..." is actually a young texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus). I have kept them as pets for years, and have seen tons of them in the Texas Hill Country Rivers.
Edited by Chandler1693, 25 February 2010 - 07:32 PM.
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:10 PM
Well, looks like I did a good version of the wrong fish,
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:46 PM
Yep, looks like you painted the wrong fish. You might as well send it to me since it probably won't catch anything being the "wrong fish".
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:39 PM
Nope, It looks like a good version of a blue tilapia to me