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My local pond is full of hydrilla all the way around except for 3 spots that have no hydrilla but have these "holes" and all the bait fish hang out here. The bass will ambush them coming from the deep and rolling in. Then they will wait for the bait to come back and do it again. I have caught most of my fish by swimming a fluke in these holes and waiting for the ambush. Just was curious what they are? I wonder if someone made them to fish?

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Hard to tell without some reference to size, they look like Redear sunfish or sometimes called shell crackers.

So you are asking about the circular bottom depressions, could be man or animal made.

Tom

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Bream beds

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Tilapia beds.

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Thanks guys, I will be looking for more tomorrow. The bass love to ambush the bait fish around them. I want to drop a shaky head on them and see how that does.  The flukes work good but with a shaky head I could keep the bait in the strike zone longer.

 

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looks like bluegill beds to me.  one thing to note though, if you're close enough to see them, they're likely to see you too.

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8 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

looks like bluegill beds to me.  one thing to note though, if you're close enough to see them, they're likely to see you too.

Agree

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Some kind of beds.

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Too big for bluegill beds that about the size of dinner plates, too close together for old bass beds.

Tom

 

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No one suggested Bigfoot feet prints. That was my first guess. :wacko:

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I've fished for tilapia down in the power generation lakes in TX, and these look very similar to those. Are the tilapia in this lake? BTW - Bow fishing for tilapia is great fun, and highly productive. 

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Look just like those images in South America where we can't figure out how they got there.

Agree with Tom on size and location pertaining to bass and bluegill beds.

They look like what caused the Monster from the Black Lagoon to form and terrorize everyone.

Then again, if it holds fish go out and enjoy it as long as you can.

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13 hours ago, wnspain said:

I've fished for tilapia down in the power generation lakes in TX, and these look very similar to those. Are the tilapia in this lake? BTW - Bow fishing for tilapia is great fun, and highly productive. 

 have been told by several people that it does have tilapia. The only thing I have seen are blue gill and bass though. I know the lake also holds Catfish because people are always talking about the big cats they catch here. I will take some more pics of the other beds tomorrow and post them. It was cloudy when I posted this pic.

13 hours ago, wnspain said:

I've fished for tilapia down in the power generation lakes in TX, and these look very similar to those. Are the tilapia in this lake? BTW - Bow fishing for tilapia is great fun, and highly productive. 

 

8 hours ago, tiredbobmarley said:

north florida?  Tilapia is def my guess

You guys are probably right. We have what they call a "lake doctor" he comes out and treats the water and checks ph levels and that kind of stuff. He told me talipa beds as well and he has been treating this place for more then 10 years. Now I wish I could find a talapia in those beds lol that would be nice.

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9 hours ago, Jonathan Evans said:

 You guys are probably right. We have what they call a "lake doctor" he comes out and treats the water and checks ph levels and that kind of stuff. He told me talipa beds as well and he has been treating this place for more then 10 years. Now I wish I could find a talapia in those beds lol that would be nice.

To my knowledge, the talapia spawn during late May to early June down in the TX lakes. Check local regulations because in TX they are considered an invasive species and you can't keep any unless you rip their gill structure out. You won't have any luck fishing for them with rod and reel, bow fishing is the preferred method. 

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