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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > April 2019 > Where to fish for tilapia: tips from the pros
Tilapia is a fish species that originated from the Middle East and Africa. If you are wondering where to fish for tilapia, they primarily inhabit the Southeast U.S. They are known to be great table fare for their mild taste, making it one of the most-consumed fish in the U.S. and a common staple of many commercial seafood suppliers.
Tilapia tend to be flighty and are herbivores who aren’t easily tempted by baits which adds to the challenge of catching one. Similar to grass carp, tilapia are often stocked to help control aquatic vegetation. Here are tips from seasoned tilapia anglers about where to fish for tilapia.
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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