Potomac Snakeheads

If you hear anything about fishing at the Potomac River, one thing you’ll probably hear about is snakeheads. They’re an extremely bizarre fish that are considered invasive by both the Maryland and Virginia Departments of Natural Resources. It is actually illegal to have them in your boat alive, and they ask that you terminate any you catch. The fear is that with their extremely prolific bi annual spawns and their aggressive nature, they will overtake the fishery, overtaking other species – bass, catfish, bluegill etc. We actually saw boats on the water designed to bow fish for them because they are a very good eating fish. A few buddies of mine had some and said it was great. I caught this one on a Strike King Buzz Bait. It probably weighed 8 pounds. It was a fun fight.