Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)

Spotted featherbackName: Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)
Status: Native.
A beautiful exotic predator fish. We catch regularly up to 4 kg at Dreamlake Fishing Resort. Max size 8-10kg. Can be caught by anglers fishing in Thailand using live and dead baits, also well presented diving lures such as Rapala shad rap or similar. Worms are also a very good bait to use for featherback species. The name “featherback” actually comes from the small feather shaped dorsal fin. They are also known as Knifefish due to the obvious Knife shaped  body. Is a prized food fish  for local Thais