Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)

Spotted featherbackName: Spotted Featherback (Chitala Ornata)
Status: Native. A beautifully exotic predator, that we catch sometimes up to 4 kg at Dreamlake Fishing Resort. Max. size 8-10kg. Can be  caught  by anglers fishing in Thailand using 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