The water has been so cold here in lake county florida that these talapia are literally freezing to death, you can scoop em up with a dip net. The ones that are alive don’t even try to avoid the net.
Some call em talapia, some call em nile perch, whatever you want to call em they were easy to catch today. They look a little like bluegill and tast similar. The temp has been around freezing for the last week and this was a nice reward after fishing in the cold for the last few weeks.
This was after removing a 5 gallon bucket full. Not a bad haul for 20 minutes of fun. Afew were over 15 inches.