Many locals are surprised to hear that we have wild Tilapia here in Ormond Beach. Sometimes while fishing fishing in the Tomoka River we will get lucky and hook into one, usually on accident.
The best way I have found to harvest these delicious invasive species is with either a cast net or by bow fishing.
If you haven’t tasted wild Tilapia, you are missing out. Personally, I think it’s one of the best tasting fish that swim in our waters.
Capt Eric Greenstein