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Posted on October 23, 2012 | Permalink


Young Snakehead in Madison Bay

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Tobacco Stick Creek in Madison Bay

My son, Ben Leib, 9, caught this snakehead fish with a crabbing net in Tobacco Stick Creek in Madison Bay (Little Choptank River) on 10/16. We are from Dover, PA, vacationing in Madison at our parents' summer home.

DNR Response.: Thanks Megan for reporting the snakehead! The one you reported looks young-of-year and probably hatched in late spring/early summer. Last year we received a report of a snakehead being caught in the Little Choptank River as well. I believe a few of the fish are getting there by traveling upstream on Blackwater River. Several have been caught in Nanticoke River, Wicomico River, and one from Blackwater River. Because the species likes to move upstream as far as they can go, it's likely that the fish moved upstream on Blackwater River until it reached the Little Choptank River. Thanks again for catching it and helping to control the species from expanding further than it already has!

Tags: northern snakehead