Monster Tilapia

crystal tilapia1Crystal and I hit a local urban fishing spot for 2hours at the end of the evening to shake off the funk of having to work all day doing a software deployment. The weather has been cooling off and it was nice out, overcast and about 90f.

We each picked up 2 carp before the sun started to set, and then a tilapia each as it was getting dark.

 

crystal carp1

crystal carp1

This guy put up a great fight on her 5wt. He had a huge head and beefy shoulders, he was built to run.

crystal carp2

crystal carp2

Crystal pulled out this absolute MONSTER as the last fish of the night.

crystal tilapia1

crystal tilapia1

 I wish I would have brought my better camera, these were just from my HTC Evo 4G LTE in the dark.

I did take a photo of the fish next to her rod so we could get a measurement when we got home. Turns out he was 19"! The current Arizona Catch and Release record is 18", I wish I would have had a tape measure with me and taken a pic of it measured, she would have the official AZ State Catch & Release record for Tilapia!

 

crystal tilapia2

crystal tilapia2

 

 

 

 

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