Striped Snakehead ( Channa striata )

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Our Artist’s Drawing of the Striped Snakehead

Common Name:   Snakehead, Mudfish

Local Name  Dalag, Haruan (Tagalog);  Haluan, Haruan (Cebuano)

Max Size100 cm (3 kgs)

Biodiversity:  Freshwater

Depth:  0 – 10 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  10 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, Minnows, Frog lures, Spinnerbaits, and more

IUCN Red List Status:  Least Concern (LC)

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Sonny’s Snakehead (1.7 kgs) caught in Caliraya Reservoir

This is one of the more prevelent gamefish in the Philippines.  I have caught them in lakes Caliraya and Sampaloc, but I have seen them in almost every lake, river and pond I have been to.  Fish for them as you would bass.  I have caught them on bass worms, live minnows.  I have seen them caught on crankbaits, spinners, spinnerbaits, frogs, and more.  In Tagalog they are called Dalag. The one in the picture above was caught by Sonny on a Spinnerbait in Lake Caliraya and weighed 1.7kgs.

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Snakehead (Haruan). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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