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Have You Ever Fished For Tilapia?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Phil Mushnick raises a good question.

    http://nypost.com/2014/03/15/the-great-tilapia-mystery/
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/science/earth/02tilapia.html?pagewanted=all
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    And what's with airline food?
     
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I'm with Mushnick on this. Only I think it's less than 20 years that I first started hearing of this not-very-tasty, not-very-nutritious "fish."

    In my experience, tilapia is a food in much the same way popcorn is. It's just a vessel to get salt and butter into your mouth and arteries.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is a truly great old-man rant that should not be overlooked.

    Regarding the substance of the complaint, Mushnick living in New York (or o_t in Wisconsin) wouldn't have been likely to encounter this fish before transportation systems became more advanced, since it's a warm-weather creature that can't survive below 50-60 degrees.
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The reason it's on menus everywhere is because it's cheap, and pretty versatile, because, and Tony points out, it's not packed with flavor.
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I think it's less a rant and more an observation and a fine one at that. I don't
    recall ever seeing Ted Williams and Curt Gowdy fish for Tilapia on
    The American Sportsman.

    What kind of rigging do you need to catch Tilapia?
     
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    When I see the word tilapia, I always imagine a hot latino giving me a lap dance.
     
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Ted and Curt went after bonefish most of the time.
     
  10. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    It's a very pedestrian fish, but there's no reason to hate it.
    Fart's wife loves it for the same reasons many people hate it: It has virtually no flavor or texture.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It's a factory farm fish. But in some places, you can actually fish for them. Sixtoe probably knows best, but I've heard you jig for them like crappie.
     
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    When tilapia is abbreviated TLP at the bottom of the Sportscenter crawl, Mushnick gets really pissed.
     
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