African Sharp Tooth Catfish

Discussion in 'SOUTH AMERICAN CATFISH' started by Ace, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Sharptooth catfish
    The sharptooth catfish, although native to South Africa is in fact an alien species to many of the waters of the Western Cape, it is proving to be a highly invasive predator. It can now be found in many waters where it does not naturally occur. It can tolerate water conditions of low clarity, low oxygen and even pollution making it available to anglers who don't have easy access to other species or distant waters. The sharptooth catfish grows very large and offers the flyangler with a legitimate and strong fighting quarry, Large.It can be fished for in waters such as the Orange Rive, Vaal River and the like. Ugly but a great fighting fish. Successful flies include large woolly buggers, woolhead mullet, floating frog patterns, the half chicken, carp bugger, marabou streamers. Flies that push water are an advantage when water clarity is low.

    Ace :evil-big: :0a20:
     
  2. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    thanks ACE , but i think ill stay with the blues,channels, and flatheads. A good post...............got to travel to for to catch one of those......... hope you had a good fishing trip sat..........................
     

  3. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    thats pretty cool..if it had scales and no whiskers it would just like a bowfin :)
     
  4. bobact

    bobact New Member

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    That's just what I was thinkin'. Ugly bugger isn't it. Cut off the whiskers and it would look a lot like a danged ol' eel.
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I am glad I am not the the one holding it, lol
     
  6. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    In this year's catfish insider they got a story about Amazon Vampire Catfish. They only grow up ta three inches, but they enter your body when you urinate in the water:)crazy: ), and can only be taken out by surgery.
     
  7. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    ace you always seem to amaze me with the stuff you come up with. thats a cool pic.
     
  8. cnwamw

    cnwamw New Member

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    its amazing how differant types of catfish there are thanks for the pics
     
  9. uptoolate

    uptoolate New Member

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    Where is the pic?
     
  10. Freeman.360

    Freeman.360 Guest

    nice