Catching Tilapia fishes during the spawning season is the best. I used a size 6 hook with a leader of around 12″ (30 cm). They also like spots with slow-moving waters or near the banks. They are wary and have good eyesight so it’s best to use very light tackle. Lure works awesome!!!!! Squash and wrap a small piece of bread around the hook with a view to it staying on there. Afternoon Session on Tilapia Disposal. We may earn compensation from the products mentioned in this post.