I heard they had re-stocked Paifon so time to catch some tilapia for dinner. I landed 5 tilapia in about 2 hours. Very tasty they were too, stuffed with lemongrass and ginger, wrapped in aluminium foil and baked on a low heat for 45 minutes.
After seeing nearly a ton of tilapia being stocked into the lake last week we thought it might be a good time to catch some. Most of the successful Thais were using earthworms or small live freshwater shrimps. The guy next to me seemed to be doing very well fishing on the bottom with a feeder loaded with tilapia bait and two hooks loaded with earthworms. I built a similar rig but with just one size 8 hook. Unfortunately the tilapia didn’t find my worms, shrimps or bait mix very appetising. After five hours all I caught was two striped catfish, not even one tilapia 🙁