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Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa!
Hoplo catfish. (Hoplosternum thoracatum) .
Aka: Armored catfish check them out!


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Re: [Paulypro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Trippy looking cat's

How big are they, it's hard to tell? How big do they get?


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Re: [theangler] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Thanks! The biggest wuz 8 1/2" 6oz ,170 grams Wink
about as big as they get but you never know..

My first time ever seeing one was in the stomach of a Bass..Shocked


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Re: [Paulypro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Where can I fish for these brown hoplo catfish?
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Re: [SnookMaster] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Typically when the water gets low in the FL Everglades these small cats make their way into the canals, you'll see them surfacing all over.

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Re: [Paulpro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Really? I usually fish the canals along alligator alley (i75) and hwy 27 for bass and have never seen them. I would like to catch a few of these fellas and try them out, I heard they are good eating. Do you know a canal where I can go fish for them? Also what bait do you usually use?
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Re: [SnookMaster] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
We caught them just under the NEW one mile bridge on Tamiami canal 8 street "west side"

The Army corps of engineers removed a one mile section of the south levee which I believe caused these invasives to have access to this canal.
First time ever seeing them here,I went back to fish for them with a Sabiki but didn't see any...

You can see them surfacing in this video and soon I'll post the cast net video when we caught 8


1:39

Hoplo catfish surfacing VIDEO LINK





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(This post was edited by Paulpro on Mar 12, 2014, 3:29 PM)
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Re: [Paulpro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out sometime. Tight Lines!
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Re: [SnookMaster] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Invasive catfish video "Hassar" Brown Hoplo catfish

13:48

VIDEO LINKHand-made Hemp Cast Net Guyana Hassar

Using a hand made Hemp castnet, traditional Guyana net..
Caught these Hassar kitty's under the new one-mile bridge

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Re: [Paulypro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
They look like a cross between a Cockroach and a cat fish. Kewl!



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Re: [Paulpro] Brown Hoplo Catfish Hassa! In reply to
Thanks for putting up the vid!! That was awesome, Let me know next time you catch some more.