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Posted on August 3, 2015 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

School of Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I went out Saturday 7-31-15 and shot some snakehead fish with my bow on the Potomac River. I also saw 3 different schools of snakehead babies. Two of them had no parent fish around and were in the wide open as you can see in the picture. The last school I saw did have a fish with them and that fish went home with me.

Tags: northern snakehead, invasive

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Big Mattawoman Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

I was bow fishing in Mattawoman Creek on 6-14-15 and shot a couple snakehead fish. This one came in at 15.4 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Posted on May 5, 2015 | Permalink

Bow Fishing for Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I went bow fishing on Saturday 5-2-15 on the Potomac and was able to get some snake head fish.

DNR Response: As a reminder, if you catch a tagged snakehead be sure to contact through the information on the tag. The purpose of the tagging study is to determine patterns of movement, estimate population size, and individual growth rates.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Posted on August 28, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Hunting For Blue Cats

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I have been out looking for snakehead fish on the Potomac with my bow at night and have not seen very many. I have seen some large blue cats and changed over to hunting them. We were able to shoot all we wanted once we found where they were. These were taken on 8-25-14. Some over 50 lbs.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive

Posted on August 27, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Bow Hunting Blue Cats

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac

I went out a few times the second week of August on the Potomac bow fishing for snakehead. With all the plant life in the river now we are just not seeing many snakehead as they have plenty of cover to hide in. On the other hand the water is so clear due to the same plant life that the blue cats were very easy to see so we adapted. We were careful not to shoot any Channel Catfish although we might've seen 2 out of 100 that were actually channels most were blue cat. We had several over 30 pounds and some over 40, but I must say the smaller ones taste much better.

Tags: Blue Catfish, Invasive

Posted on August 4, 2014 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Mattawomen Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawomen Creek

I caught this snakehead in Mattawomen Creek on July 31st, it hit a top water rico plug.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Posted on June 4, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Snakehead Tournament

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

We participated in the Potomac snakehead tournament over the weekend May 31st to June 1st. We did not kill the most fish by far, but we did manage to get 3 fish over 15 pounds including the largest fish caught in the contest - 16.78 pounds. Had a real good time, met a lot of good people and got to eat snakehead fish prepared many ways which were all great. I want to say thanks to everyone involved to put a tournament together like this including MD DNR. There were a lot of snakehead removed from the river because of it!

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Posted on May 15, 2014 | Permalink

Getting Rid of the Invasives

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

I was able to arrow 11 snakehead fish on 5-13-14 on the Potomac River. A couple of these fish were tagged and most of them had full egg sacks that looked like they would of spawned very soon. The water temp has gone to 73 and I was able to catch a few bass on top water also.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

Posted on April 30, 2014 | Permalink

Bowfishing for Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potoamc River

Shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac on April 25, this one was 14.5 pounds.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

Posted on April 25, 2014 | Permalink

Snakehead Fillets

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac

We shot some more snakehead fish on the Potomac on the 21st of April and cleaned most of them on the 22nd. A lot of the fish had several herring in their bellies and some had whole Gizzard Shad that they managed to swallow. I believe these fish have learned quickly about when the shad and herring run and put themselves in the right place at the right time to take advantage of this food source. On the left is Theodore McKenzie and James Berry on the Right.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive

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