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Posted on June 17, 2014 | Permalink

Two Nice Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

6/14 was a very windy day and the fishing was tough in the lower Potomac. We caught a couple bass the biggest one weighing 4 pounds. Again Team Slayer managed to land 2 nice size snakeheads on rod and reel NOT bowhunting. Thatís jesse with the 29.5 inch and me with the 27 inch snakehead.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

Posted on June 9, 2014 | Permalink

Potomac Bass and Snakeheads

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

Hey its Nathan again from Team Slayer. Went out in the lower Potomac on 6/5. The fishing was great. Caught around 15 largemouth the biggest one was 4 pounds. The fish have finally started to really hit top water lures. The two fish of the day were these snakeheads measuring 30.5 inches and 26 inches. They were both caught on rod and reel NOT bowfishing. Both were killed and filleted and had tons of parasites living inside them. They were embedded in the fish meat and basically could be found all throughout the body. Itís a shame because it was a lot of snakehead meat to go to waste.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

Posted on May 20, 2014 | Permalink

Mattawoman Sea Lamprey

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Mattawoman Creek

We were out fishing at Mattawoman Creek this past Saturday, the fishing was ok, water still murky from the rain. We caught a number of small bass 2-3 pounders on soft plastics and top water. We also caught something that I can't identify, and it's rare for something to come out of the water and me not knowing what it is - it resembles some kind of eel or lamprey. It has a sucker type mouth with teeth in it and seven holes down each side behind the eyes that I think are gills of some sort, and he was almost 2 feet long. We were shocked when this thing ate a white rubber worm. Can you guys tell me what this is?

DNR Response: That's a Sea Lamprey. They're native to the east coast and a pretty cool fish, they're jawless and fairly ancient. Of course, the folks in the Great Lakes area don't like them because they invaded that system through the lock and dam system that connects the lakes to the ocean.

Tags: Sea Lamprey, Largemouth Bass

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Permalink

Large Snakehead

Type: Tidal
Region: Southern
Location: Potomac River

My name is Nathan Franco. My friend Jesse and I were fishing the lower Potomac on 4/13/14, we had a good day. We landed an 8 pound 27 inch snakehead and two bass. We also had a smaller snakehead bite off at the side of the canoe. I also am wondering why there were hundreds if not thousands of dead fish floating on top of the water. I think they were gizzard shad or silver carp. They were everywhere. We netted one to look at and noticed the eyes were all popped out swollen and red. Do they die after spawning? Is it normal for them to die this time of year? Please let me know.

DNR Response: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) monitors all fish kills in Maryland, we have a link to their web site on our homepage, their phone number is 1-800-285-8195 during the day. This time of year many species are stressed and die just after spawning, always call in fish kills to the number above if you may come upon one while on the water.

Tags: Northern Snakehead, Invasive, Largemouth Bass

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